Reply to "Slash Bunting"

Originally Posted by R.Graham:

Truth is - the only thing that makes this play "dangerous" is a corner infielder defending it improperly.

 

Anyone who has been properly coached is told to "creep", not "crash" until the ball is bunted.  If you don't want a kid to get hurt then teach the game correctly - don't handcuff an offense to accommodate poor fundamentals by the defense.

We tell our corners to crash.  In my experience, corners generally react too late on bunt attempts.

 

If we tell our corners to creep instead of crash, we're going to have tentative corners when batters square to bunt.  We need the opposite.

 

Maybe it's a regional thing.  In my neck of the woods, bunt/slash is really rare.  Not worth worrying about from the defensive standpoint.

 

 

 

 

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