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Minor leaguer getting major threats for breaking up no-no with a bush league play

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by CD Boogie, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member


    Count me among the people who dislike trying to break up no-hitters with a bunt. Yeah, I know it's part of the game and that my reaction is visceral and not rational when I see this happen. But still.

    Oh, but it doesn't bother me enough that I'd ever condone this type of behavior. Really, threatening a guy for doing this in a minor league game is pathetic.
  2. John B. Foster

    John B. Foster Well-Known Member

    A "witch hunt"?


    All in jest.
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  3. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Hah, Fixed.
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    It was also a combined no-hit bid. The Yard Goats are acting like they had Sandy Koufax on the mound.
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  5. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Breaking the unwritten rules, yeah, that's bad. But death threats? In the minors?

    I'm hoping this is just some yahoo tweeting from a burner account while wearing a MAGA hat. But in the aftermath of Game 3 (Stevens-Lowry and Lacob's wife-Beyonce), I'm more convinced we're gonna have another Monica Seles incident one of these days.
  6. BadgerBeer

    BadgerBeer Well-Known Member

    I don't really like what he did but his team was down 3-0 not 7-0. One more base runner and the tying run is at the plate. If it was 1-0 would it be better?
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  7. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Can one of the unwritten rules people define for me when it becomes bad?

    I mean, we can all agree that a bunt with no outs in the top of the first is okay, right?
    And the unwritten people don't like a bunt with 26 outs.

    So where is the line of demarcation, where a bunt becomes a bad thing?
  8. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Agree totally. A collaborative no-hitter isn't the same thing as a complete-game no-no. Therefore, the silly-assed rule about not bunting to break one up doesn't count.
    And, fuck your unwritten rules baseball.
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  9. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    Define "major threats." Is it death threats, or "I'm going to find your hoopty and sugar your gas tank" threats?
  10. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    *witch bunt*
  11. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member

    Defense was in the shift, right?

    Play the last inning straight up if you don’t want a bunt.
  12. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    10-4 on that.
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