Im sorry, get on base by any means. If you see a weakness, exploit it.
If youre playing basketball, and some guy is one rebound short from a triple double, should you move out the way for him to get it (Ask OKC, they seem to not mind letting their numbers all dip so Russell could get his).
F*** that, I see you arent prepared to handle a bunt, Im getting my hitting average up, FU and your perfect game.
what's your opinion of a player sitting out the last game of the year to win the batting title?
think that's a bit bush league too.....
you took the words out of my mouth (fingers) as far as the triple double - we've seen some dirty ones over the years....
This is no different than Brett Favre laying down on purpose so Micheal Strahan could get the sack title. It's totally bush.
It all depends upon who does it. Dusty Baker calls for a bunt to break up a no hitter, he's a dick. Joe Maddon does it...good baseball.
Remember that play when there was a pop up in the infield and A-Roid was heading to third and he yelled, "I got it"? A-Roid got crucified for that play. If Jeter did it, it would have been the greatest, smartest play in the history of baseball.
I feel very strongly about this unwritten rule; it's flat out wrong.
The batter owes the pitcher absolutely nothing. The only question of respect is to respect the integrity of the game. The object is to win, not to make it easy for your opponent to score an individual achievement that costs your team the game. So it's not a question of if he should or not - the batter has a DUTY to get on base any way he can that's within the rule book. If you don't like it, be better at fielding bunts.
It wasn't like it was the bottom of the 9th inning. It was the 7th inning. Dyson is paid to bunt. It started a rally and the Mariners won the game. Dyson did absolutely nothing wrong.