Reply to "Slash Bunting"

freddy,

 

I agree pitchers are at risk every pitch, but I don't think the risk / reward, no matter how rare is worth the potential consequences on the bunt play.  Hitting a missile up the middle happens, but not many parents will be upset at the hitter if it does...BTW maybe not at all that rare...BFS Jr. left a game on a stretcher two years ago after taking one to the head from the mound.

 

I would not feel very good about it if I was the hitter, or parent of the hitter, or coach, if a kid was drawn in for the sole& intentional purpose to pull hit a line drive at a virtually defenseless infielder.  The "butcher boy" play is cut and clear as to what the intent is, to pull a line drive by the 3B or 1B.......a random ball hit up the middle at the pitcher, is just that....a random occurrence.

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