09-24-2004, 03:45 PM
was allowed to bunt down the first base line in the ninth inning, with men on first and second and the first baseman playing way in and crashing. After failing to get the bunt down on his first attempt, and clearly trying to lay it down the first base line, he was successful in getting it down on his second attempt but unsuccessful in advancing the runners as Uribe was forced at third. Hawk and DJ saw it coming and it was obvious to any one with any baseball knowledge that this was fundamentally incorrect. I wonder why after his first unsuccessful attempt somebody like Joey Cora didn't give him some instruction. He was pinch hitting for Davis and obviously called upon knowing the bunt was on. If the guy is uncomfortable bunting down the third base side some one else should have been sent up there (like Timo Perez). "Ozzie ball" or small ball or whatever has to start with Ozzie and I get bothered when I see blatantly stupid stuff like that even in Little League, let alone the majors. Fortunately it didn't effect the outcome in the end.