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What I think is an important distinction:
- The primary goal in bunting is to ground the ball into fair territory, as far from the fielders as possible, generally while staying within the infield.
- The primary goal in bunting is to ground the ball into fair territory, as far from the fielders as possible.
In attempting to provide the most accurate description, the phrase about the infield is necessary, to clarify that it should not go into the outfield or beyond. (grounding the ball into fair territory certainly includes the outfield). It may be obvious to baseball fans, but probably should be included for people who have never seen baseball. I've readded it now, but certainly discuss if you feel otherwise. - siroxo 07:42, Jun 8, 2004 (UTC)
- I'm perfectly fine with the phrasing "generally while staying within the infield". I objected to the blanket claim that it was necessary. While this is the case almost all of the time, technically it's not required for a successful bunt, but the way it's worded now is fine. Revolver 23:53, 9 Jun 2004 (UTC)
Why do batters sometimes show bunt after the pitch is thrown but then take it back to get a strike? Is it to change the position of the fielders? Or did the batter not see the pitch was a strike and is hoping to receive a ball? I just don't understand this strategy at all, and it would be nice if it were addressed in the article. Jonemerson 09:10, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
- Well, it's possible they showed bunt then pulled the bat back and got a strike because they thought the ball was out of the strike zone but they umpire didn't. The other thing I can think of is, like you suggested, the batter wanted to put the "idea" of the bunt in the minds of the fielders so that they might come in a few steps on subsequent pitches. Then the batter can swing away regularly and try for a base hit; it will be slightly easier to get one since the fielders have come in a few steps. --PKirlin 21:59, 2 September 2006 (UTC)
How come if you bunt foul it's a so? --Kingforaday1620 21:48, 2 September 2006 (UTC)
- Because for many players it's very easy to bunt the ball foul over and over until they get a good pitch to hit. So they instituted this rule to prevent endless foul bunts. PKirlin 21:55, 2 September 2006 (UTC)
Home Run Bunt
"Rarely does a bunt result in an extra base hit (double, triple or home run)." Don't mean to nitpick but has there ever been a home run hit off an attempted bunt?:) Just jokes RabidRabbitAus (talk) 05:56, 16 August 2013 (UTC)