Unwritten Rules

SDS

Hope you’re all having a great evening 🙂

I was looking through some things and I saw a video about the unwritten rules of baseball come up, and it got me thinking: How Many People Buy Into These?

The one I wanted to bring up here was bunting to end a no hitter — I’m talking IRL, not in this game.

I’ve never understood this, because the fact of the matter is this - players are being payed to win. If a pitcher is dealing and a bunt is the best way to break up the momentum, why not do it?

The batter should not be required to aid the pitcher in any way. If a player is going for the cycle, and they hit a ball into the gap needing a triple, should the cutoff man let the runner get to 3rd in order for him to “have his place in history?”

SDS

The bunt one doesn’t make sense if it’s a close game. If Juan Pierre is the tying run in the 8th, I say lay one down if that’s your chance. If it’s a 5 run game, I think that’s pretty bad.

The real question is what are the unwitting rules of mlb the show?

SDS

There was a thread last year about unwritten rules in the show (or maybe it was 18). It broke into yet another debate about extra step lead/step off throw over.

As for bunting to break up a no hitter, I think you should expect to get plunked if you do that.

SDS

@WillTheThrill_7 said in Unwritten Rules:

Hope you’re all having a great evening 🙂

I was looking through some things and I saw a video about the unwritten rules of baseball come up, and it got me thinking: How Many People Buy Into These?

The one I wanted to bring up here was bunting to end a no hitter — I’m talking IRL, not in this game.

I’ve never understood this, because the fact of the matter is this - players are being payed to win. If a pitcher is dealing and a bunt is the best way to break up the momentum, why not do it?

The batter should not be required to aid the pitcher in any way. If a player is going for the cycle, and they hit a ball into the gap needing a triple, should the cutoff man let the runner get to 3rd in order for him to “have his place in history?”

I believe Ben Davis or maybe Eric Byrnes who bunted in the 9th to break up a no-no a long time ago. That started a nice debate on tv. You're a coward who's afraid to swing the bat if you bunt in the 9th while someone is throwing a no-no.

SDS

I always try to practice good etiquette in MLB The Show. I know it’s stupid but I would rather lose with integrity than lose by using questionable tactics. I don’t even bunt with Rickey or Lofton.

SDS

If you are down by one in the 9th, you have every right to lay down a bunt t get something started... if you are down by 5 and you bunt you deserve a fastballs to your nuts next time

SDS

It depends on the situation. Are you bunting to try to win the game, or just to break up the no hitter?

SDS

@Matt_42187 said in Unwritten Rules:

@WillTheThrill_7 said in Unwritten Rules:

Hope you’re all having a great evening 🙂

I was looking through some things and I saw a video about the unwritten rules of baseball come up, and it got me thinking: How Many People Buy Into These?

The one I wanted to bring up here was bunting to end a no hitter — I’m talking IRL, not in this game.

I’ve never understood this, because the fact of the matter is this - players are being payed to win. If a pitcher is dealing and a bunt is the best way to break up the momentum, why not do it?

The batter should not be required to aid the pitcher in any way. If a player is going for the cycle, and they hit a ball into the gap needing a triple, should the cutoff man let the runner get to 3rd in order for him to “have his place in history?”

I believe Ben Davis or maybe Eric Byrnes who bunted in the 9th to break up a no-no a long time ago. That started a nice debate on tv. You're a coward who's afraid to swing the bat if you bunt in the 9th while someone is throwing a no-no.

Yup, I remember watching this game on TV as a Padre fan. It was Ben Davis for the Pads who bunted for a hit against Schilling if i remember correctly who was with the Diamondbacks. It was 1-0 late in the game and the Padres were down. Davis lakes down the bunt trying to put the tying run on base. I don't see a problem with it as was said, you're trying to win a game and that comes first. At the time Bob Brenly the Diamondbacks manager had a huge problem with it, as did Schilling. If a pitcher is that dominant though and you're running out of innings to try and score you have to do whatever it takes in my opinion, no hitter or not.

SDS

If I have 3 HR, and going for history by hitting a 4th, is the pitcher then required to groove me a fastball instead of doing his best to strike me out or get me to ground out or pop up? The score is irrelevant here.

If no, why?

Pitchers can’t have it both ways.

Only “unwritten” I would ever follow would be not to show up your opponent. You are leading by 6 in the bottom of the 8th, you don’t steal, hit and run, etc.

Everything else, I think, is fair game.

SDS

@DeadPhish1976 said in Unwritten Rules:

@Matt_42187 said in Unwritten Rules:

@WillTheThrill_7 said in Unwritten Rules:

Hope you’re all having a great evening 🙂

I was looking through some things and I saw a video about the unwritten rules of baseball come up, and it got me thinking: How Many People Buy Into These?

The one I wanted to bring up here was bunting to end a no hitter — I’m talking IRL, not in this game.

I’ve never understood this, because the fact of the matter is this - players are being payed to win. If a pitcher is dealing and a bunt is the best way to break up the momentum, why not do it?

The batter should not be required to aid the pitcher in any way. If a player is going for the cycle, and they hit a ball into the gap needing a triple, should the cutoff man let the runner get to 3rd in order for him to “have his place in history?”

I believe Ben Davis or maybe Eric Byrnes who bunted in the 9th to break up a no-no a long time ago. That started a nice debate on tv. You're a coward who's afraid to swing the bat if you bunt in the 9th while someone is throwing a no-no.

Yup, I remember watching this game on TV as a Padre fan. It was Ben Davis for the Pads who bunted for a hit against Schilling if i remember correctly who was with the Diamondbacks. It was 1-0 late in the game and the Padres were down. Davis lakes down the bunt trying to put the tying run on base. I don't see a problem with it as was said, you're trying to win a game and that comes first. At the time Bob Brenly the Diamondbacks manager had a huge problem with it, as did Schilling. If a pitcher is that dominant though and you're running out of innings to try and score you have to do whatever it takes in my opinion, no hitter or not.

I saw it was 2-0 in the 8th. Guess nobody expected the catcher to bunt.

SDS

@MathMan5072 said in Unwritten Rules:

The bunt one doesn’t make sense if it’s a close game. If Juan Pierre is the tying run in the 8th, I say lay one down if that’s your chance. If it’s a 5 run game, I think that’s pretty bad.

> The real question is what are the unwitting rules of mlb the show?

Don't replay a homerun when losing or prepare to get mercy'd 😂

SDS

@ComebackLogic said in Unwritten Rules:

I always try to practice good etiquette in MLB The Show. I know it’s stupid but I would rather lose with integrity than lose by using questionable tactics. I don’t even bunt with Rickey or Lofton.

I don’t think bunting in this game is a questionable tactic. There are ways to counter it.

SDS

@Original_Quad said in Unwritten Rules:

@ComebackLogic said in Unwritten Rules:

I always try to practice good etiquette in MLB The Show. I know it’s stupid but I would rather lose with integrity than lose by using questionable tactics. I don’t even bunt with Rickey or Lofton.

I don’t think bunting in this game is a questionable tactic. There are ways to counter it.

I think it depends on context. If you are squeezing runners in with power hitters, it kinda says, “I’m not sure I can hit the hall out of the infield”.

SDS

Unwritten rules are killing this game. Tim Andersen celebrates and all of a sudden he’s considered a cancer to the sport by many broadcasters and players

SDS

@Matt_42187 said in Unwritten Rules:

@WillTheThrill_7 said in Unwritten Rules:

Hope you’re all having a great evening 🙂

I was looking through some things and I saw a video about the unwritten rules of baseball come up, and it got me thinking: How Many People Buy Into These?

The one I wanted to bring up here was bunting to end a no hitter — I’m talking IRL, not in this game.

I’ve never understood this, because the fact of the matter is this - players are being payed to win. If a pitcher is dealing and a bunt is the best way to break up the momentum, why not do it?

The batter should not be required to aid the pitcher in any way. If a player is going for the cycle, and they hit a ball into the gap needing a triple, should the cutoff man let the runner get to 3rd in order for him to “have his place in history?”

I believe Ben Davis or maybe Eric Byrnes who bunted in the 9th to break up a no-no a long time ago. That started a nice debate on tv. You're a coward who's afraid to swing the bat if you bunt in the 9th while someone is throwing a no-no.

If you bunt to break up a no hitter you’re slime, I agree, unless it’s a scoreless game, a play off game, or there’s a runner on third and it’s a suicide squeeze to tie the game.

The most recent bush league thing of this sort I can remember was José Tabata leaning into a front door slider to end scherzer perfect game. That kind of thing is gutless. A breaking pitch and he just sticks out his elbow guard.

SDS

@Original_Quad said in Unwritten Rules:

@ComebackLogic said in Unwritten Rules:

I always try to practice good etiquette in MLB The Show. I know it’s stupid but I would rather lose with integrity than lose by using questionable tactics. I don’t even bunt with Rickey or Lofton.

I don’t think bunting in this game is a questionable tactic. There are ways to counter it.

Drag bunts just make me feel dirty. It’s probably because of all the bad animations etc. It’s practically cheese.

SDS

@ComebackLogic said in Unwritten Rules:

I always try to practice good etiquette in MLB The Show. I know it’s stupid but I would rather lose with integrity than lose by using questionable tactics. I don’t even bunt with Rickey or Lofton.

Log in to reply