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Old 04-02-2018, 04:03 PM
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The Twins' players being upset at Orioles catcher bunting for a hit against the extreme shift being employed against him with one out in the ninth inning of yesterday's game the Twins were leading 7-0.


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I applaud any player who figures out that they will have more success going against shifts, instead of trying to hit through or over them.


Teams using such extreme shifts need to accept what comes with using them....and quit crying about it.
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:06 PM
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Agreed. Dozier should get ready for some chin music next time they play.
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:16 PM
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I agree completely. You know what would have prevented the batter from bunting? Not shifting.
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:27 PM
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Yeah if anyone is guilty of violating the sacred unwritten rules it's the manager who ordered the shift up 7-0 in the 9th.
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:46 PM
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I don't have a problem with either. The game isn't over until the last out.
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I agree, weak move on Dozier to call out a young rookie over such a dumb issue. Seems to me its a bigger no-no to do a shift like that when up by 7-0, as has been pointed out. Why not play the kid straight up? I hate seeing these extreme shifts all the time to begin with and love seeing any hitter make an opposing team pay when they beat the shift (unless they're playing the Yankees ).

It's a hitters job to try and get a hit or get on base anytime they're up to bat. Both for the teams sake and themselves (he's a rookie trying to stay up in the big leagues!) Giving away an at bat to make Dozier happy isn't going to help him stick!
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Old 04-02-2018, 07:24 PM
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Yeah the Twins beef is totally unnecessary. I would put the bunt sign on everytime to beat the shift if the situation warranted it.
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The Twins' players being upset at Orioles catcher bunting for a hit against the extreme shift being employed against him with one out in the ninth inning of yesterday's game the Twins were leading 7-0.


IMO

I applaud any player who figures out that they will have more success going against shifts, instead of trying to hit through or over them.


Teams using such extreme shifts need to accept what comes with using them....and quit crying about it.
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Agree! Its ok to shift with a 7 run lead but not ok to bunt against it???

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I'm not sure I can think of more than one "unwritten rule" in baseball that is not utter nonsense. Usually unwritten because they are too damm stupid to write down.
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As a big Twins fan, I agree with all of you guys. I also think not bunting to break up a no-hitter is stupid. Byron Buxton is fast as hell, and he hits like crap most of the times. Lay down a bunt and get on and move around the bases. Stupid to whine about people playing the game.
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