Reply to "Slash Bunting"

I think you guys are oversimplifying how "easy" it is for bunt coverage....especially as it relates to HS baseball, and especially below.  You can't assume all teams are created equal, with top of the line talent at every position, again especially at HS and below.  Are there some HS conferences that all teams are top notch...you bet, but there are far more that are not.  You get a team that had 14 kids show up to HS tryout, and a "not so nimble" corner creeping, crashing, flying, call it whatever you want, and have a very good hitter, with great bat speed, square around, and then take an all out hack at the ball....I am sorry, but if you are even with the mound, which is about where you should be before he pulls back, you may not have the reaction time to catch a bullet coming back at you.  An Ichiro slash, ok - not so dangerous, but a pull back, and swing for the fence, and the only way you are stopping the ball is if you are lucky and the "ball catches your glove"....

 

Anyone who has pitched, and been buzzed by a 90MPH+ shot coming back at you, would appreciate what you are up against. 

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