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Old May 8th, 2018, 11:31 AM   #61
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BReligion, I couldn’t bunt to save my soul...no matter which side. Personally I always liked Ichrio’s drag swing style. This, to me, is the consummate left handed swing. Many many options open. If I managed I would stress the contact style....but I’m showing my preference to the NL game I guess.
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I guess I’m the anti-Canadian, as I bat and shoot right.
I bat & shoot firearms right. It's only a hockey stick & axe that go LH. Yet, a bokken feels correct RH.

I have no explanation.

Years ago as a construction labourer I tried to teach myself to be ambidextrous, just because one is not always in a position to run a tool RH. I was mostly successful with power tools & nearly all hand tools. Hammering with my LH was the most difficult. I could hit hard or have accuracy. Not both...

I have a friend who does everything RH except shoot long guns, which goes LH. I don't know how he shoots handguns.
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I guess I’m the anti-Canadian, as I bat and shoot right.
Same with me. Still, I don't consider myself "anti-Canadian" ............. just right handed for everything re sports.
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BReligion, I couldn’t bunt to save my soul...no matter which side. Personally I always liked Ichrio’s drag swing style. This, to me, is the consummate left handed swing. Many many options open. If I managed I would stress the contact style....but I’m showing my preference to the NL game I guess.
Bunting was one of the few things I did really well in Little League. To this day, I think that I could bunt to any spot you designate for the bunt to ultimately land and "drop dead".
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BReligion, I couldn’t bunt to save my soul...no matter which side. Personally I always liked Ichrio’s drag swing style. This, to me, is the consummate left handed swing. Many many options open. If I managed I would stress the contact style....but I’m showing my preference to the NL game I guess.
If you have a preference for the NL game, might we assume that you do not like the designated hitter rule?
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If you have a preference for the NL game, might we assume that you do not like the designated hitter rule?
Actually, I don’t! I think it devalues pitchers, if you have one who can bunt or hit, it provides movement in the game. The current thoughts on pitchers is that you go 6 or 7 innings and the staff takes over. Unless you got a no hitter going you won’t see many complete games. In the AL, pitchers get pulled all the time. Here the debate is which is harder to Manage the NL or AL.....I think because of the pitcher use the AL might be harder. I also think home runs are one of the more boring parts of the game, as I have previously stated, but, fans seem to like them.... I on the other hand like the small game, constant movement, steals, bunts, hit and runs....all absent from the AL game AND , more recently becoming absent from the NL.
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Actually, I don’t! I think it devalues pitchers, if you have one who can bunt or hit, it provides movement in the game. The current thoughts on pitchers is that you go 6 or 7 innings and the staff takes over. Unless you got a no hitter going you won’t see many complete games. In the AL, pitchers get pulled all the time. Here the debate is which is harder to Manage the NL or AL.....I think because of the pitcher use the AL might be harder. I also think home runs are one of the more boring parts of the game, as I have previously stated, but, fans seem to like them.... I on the other hand like the small game, constant movement, steals, bunts, hit and runs....all absent from the AL game AND , more recently becoming absent from the NL.
I remember Roger Craig, who pitched for the NY Mets after the Dodgers released him. Craig lost 24 games in 1962 and 22 games in 1963. Still, he completed 13 games in '62 and 14 games in '63. I recall his frustration when Casey Stengel would not take him out when his team was behind by 10 runs to my beloved Giants.

His manager, Casey Stengel, told him, "You've gotta be good to lose that many."
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Speaking of bunts and hit and run plays ..............

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaRRK-Cyoy4
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Speaking of bunts and hit and run plays ..............

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaRRK-Cyoy4
Such a great movie!

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Such a great movie!

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I think the phrase, “Just outside” will for ever live from that movie. Next to Bang The Drum Slowly, it’s one of the best baseball movies I’ve ever seen.
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