March 03, 2014

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 6 comments

Fangraphs reviews last year's bunt doubles.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 02:02 PM on March 03, 2014

That's really cool, Mr B.
The photo that shows the amount of room given to Cano is striking. The other striking part of that bunt is that Cano was able to direct the ball to that part of the infield. TRUTHY ALERT: Nothing against Cano, but being able to do that with a bunt doesn't seem to be a thing for batters to work on.

posted by NoMich at 02:17 PM on March 03, 2014

George Takei

posted by tommybiden at 02:57 PM on March 03, 2014

Watching that Tampa defence completely screw the pooch on the bunt reminded me of the single worst defensive performance on a bunt in the recorded history of baseball:

posted by grum@work at 03:33 PM on March 03, 2014

The Astros are a baseball team?

posted by Mr Bismarck at 12:53 AM on March 04, 2014

That's certainly aesthetically worse, grum, but I remember Tommy John for more than the surgery.

posted by 86 at 08:44 AM on March 04, 2014

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