Comments on: Bunting for a Hit with 2 Outs and a RISP from the 4 Hole http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8317 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Neil L http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8317/comment-page-1#comment-51798 Thu, 23 Sep 2010 00:49:49 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8317#comment-51798 @21
Double, I'm assuming you're thinking of Manny Ramirez who was once with your fair, west-coast team.

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By: Malcolm http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8317/comment-page-1#comment-51413 Tue, 21 Sep 2010 21:44:39 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8317#comment-51413 Ah, that could be it. Thanks Johnny.

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8317/comment-page-1#comment-51355 Tue, 21 Sep 2010 18:23:10 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8317#comment-51355 Malcolm, I think Sean said he would be updating park factors on a weekly basis, so it's possible that caused a slight change to Halladay's number. And he may have gone from something like 6.26 to 6.24. It's not a meaningful change, whatever the reason.

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By: Rich http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8317/comment-page-1#comment-51334 Tue, 21 Sep 2010 16:54:33 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8317#comment-51334 @ 16
To hear Orlando Hudson tell it, the owners are racist *rolls eyes*
The real reason, of course, is money. He wanted too much for his age/value at this point, and the Nationals offered him a contract and he turned it down.

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By: Malcolm http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8317/comment-page-1#comment-51322 Tue, 21 Sep 2010 16:22:46 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8317#comment-51322 I have an unrelated question... I just noticed that yesterday on BR's WAR leaderboard Roy Halladay was at 6.3, but this morning it's down to 6.2, even though Halladay hasn't pitched between then and now... what could Halladay possibly have done to lose.1 WAR?

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By: DoubleDiamond http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8317/comment-page-1#comment-51206 Tue, 21 Sep 2010 01:47:58 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8317#comment-51206 @12 - Another common reason to remove a batter mid-PA is ejection.

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By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8317/comment-page-1#comment-51198 Tue, 21 Sep 2010 00:01:24 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8317#comment-51198 The first player I thought of when I saw the headline was Steve Garvey, who often batted fourth and occasionally laid down drag bunts. As the cleanup hitter, Garvey bunted for a hit with two outs and a runner in scoring position three different times: On July 27 and August 12, 1980, and on August 23, 1981.

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By: JayT http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8317/comment-page-1#comment-51178 Mon, 20 Sep 2010 20:24:07 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8317#comment-51178 I think the main reason he brought in Thames (and then Teixeira) is that once they guy was on third, and they had less then two outs, he wanted a flyball hitter in there to try and get the sacrafice fly. Doesn't seem all that unusual of a choice to me.

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By: Cap'n Dunsel http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8317/comment-page-1#comment-51159 Mon, 20 Sep 2010 18:14:45 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8317#comment-51159 Ramon Hernandez's 12th inning, bases loaded walk off bunt in Game 1 of the 2003 ALDS is legendary.

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By: Jeff Wise http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8317/comment-page-1#comment-51158 Mon, 20 Sep 2010 18:03:14 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8317#comment-51158 I watched that video clip and what a great bunt! I don't think he could have bunted it to a better spot. The fielder got their quickly but Jones is just too fast.

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