Cake Hunter: Both of them were named Colby? What are the odds?
bearded clamorer: are very sharp
MaudlinMutantMollusk: bearded clamorer: are very sharpThat's a pretty cheesy joke, anyway
Donnchadha: They were up 2-0 in the 5th? Oh yeah, the game is totally over at that point. The Blue Jays should have stopped trying. In fact, it was bad form for the Rangers to play the shift because they knew that the Jays weren't going to be trying to score anymore.
Marcus Aurelius: You're SUPPOSED to bunt into the hole when they put the shift on. Don't like it? Don't shift.Farking pussies.
Bermuda59: I hope more players do this, especially to Texas
Great clown Pagliacci's pick-me-up: New unwritten rule: Bunt anytime you see a shift so extreme as to leave the line open. Up ten in the ninth? They shift, it is not only ok to bunt, but they have just requested you do so. Also, any runner who reaches base via a bunt versus shift is required to attempt to advance, no matter the scenario. Addendum: If they leave just one player to one side of a base, and he moves onto the grass to cut off a bunt attempt, you must now slap bunt, aiming for his head if possible. Also: If your name has any combination of the words "Chris" and "Davis" you will be punched in the nuts by every ticket holding fan right after any at bat in which you hit into a shift where the closest person able to make a play on a ball on the left side of the field is the guy selling Bohs.
jake_lex: He might have had a point if the Jays were up 9-0 or something
The Bestest: There is no unwritten rule here. Colby Lewis is just a little biatch.
pissnmoan: First Law of sports Baseball (unwritten but understood by everyone): Figure out the weaknesses of the opposing team and mercilessly exploit those weaknesses.This means that if a player always hits to one side of the field, shift the defense. It also means that if the defense leaves a hole for the hitter, then the hitter should hit the ball there. "Hit em where they ain't." rand paulStupid douche of a pitcher.
MNguy: And the guy accused him of trying to inflate his average. A guy who is hitting below flirting with the Mendoza line better farking be trying to increase his average.
Winterlight: I played competitive baseball from Little League on through adult leagues until I was 35. I have run across just about every variation of "unwritten" rule out there, and I have never heard of this one before. What a whiny douche. The entire job of the batter is to get a hit. That's what the game is about. Man up.Also, I've played with plenty of players are coaches who come from the "If it ain't in the rule book, it ain't a rule" school, and I tend to side more with them than the "but, but, but...tradition" guys who always seem to complain when something goes against them. Sure, it can be a dick move to call for a hit-n-run in the 8th inning with a ten-run lead, but the situation from TFA wasn't in any way comparable.
Farkenhostile: Same thing when people get upset when a player bunts to break up the no hitter. a bunt is a freaking hit and the team is trying to win. why handicap themselves and not use everything they have to win?
The Bestest: Farkenhostile: Same thing when people get upset when a player bunts to break up the no hitter. a bunt is a freaking hit and the team is trying to win. why handicap themselves and not use everything they have to win?Well, THAT depends on the situation. Close game? Bunt away. If you're down by like 7 and its the 9th with a no-no going, bunting is kinda tacky.
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