Unrelated to anything, I saw a play the other night that I couldn’t believe. Two outs, runners on second and third, Texas catcher Yorvit Torrealba batting. And Torrealba tried to shock the world by bunting for a hit. He got down a pretty good bunt but was still out at first base. That was bad, bad baseball. Did he really have better odds to bunt for a hit than to get one to the outfield? I can’t imagine that he did. And if he succeeded in getting the bunt hit, one run would have scored, as opposed to two on most hits to the outfield. Again, that was bad, bad baseball. The longer I watch baseball, the more I think that almost any bunt by a hitter good enough to play in the big leagues is bad baseball. Come on guys, swing the bat.
Wow. Rogers is making sense there!