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Baseball: only dopes can play, or If They Can't Lay Down a Sacrifice Bunt, What Can They do?

by Tony Medley

So Russell Martin, the Dodgers All-Start catcher is up to bunt. He gets into a pose that looks like he's got diarrhea. He slides his right hand up to within 12 inches of the end of the bat, leaving only a foot to hit the ball with, and lunges at the ball when he actually tries to bunt it. Naturally, he fouls it off. Bunting like that is sheer luck.

There is not one player in the major leagues who knows how to hit a sacrifice bunt. Take it from me; the EASIEST task in baseball is laying down a sacrifice bunt. Even at my advanced years, I could do it. If you do it properly, it's almost impossible not to lay down a good sacrifice bunt and it's equally impossible to bunt at a ball out of the strike zone.

I learned how to bunt my first practice in high school baseball as a sophomore. It was easy. Once you learn, you never forget. But these dopes can't bunt even when they're paid millions of dollars to play the game, mainly because they don't know how.

Anybody with any intelligence and common sense would know that the way major leaguers try to lay down a sacrifice bunt is idiotic and defies logic, but that lets out anyone connected with major league baseball.

 August 10, 2009