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Old 10-01-2012, 12:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Lip Man 1 View Post

Robin told the hitters he recommended bunting against Cabrera with his bad legs when they last played at Detroit.

Gonzo said he was basically ignored except for a player or two.

What can you do?

The days when Eddie Stanky could fine them or bench them unfortunately are long gone.

The manager still fills out the lineup card. You put on a bunt sign; if the player ignores it, he sits. They'll get the message. If managers can no longer sit a player down, then we clearly don't need managers at all.

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