Twins whine about bunting against the shift

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    Down 7-0 with one out in the ninth, Orioles catcher lays down a bunt because the Twins threw a shift on him

    Twins angry after Orioles bunt against shift in 9th

    Caused the Twins to go on a Twitter rage about how it ruins the game
     
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    I see they have a team of conservatives...
     
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    It's not like he did anything illegal....
     
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    if more people did that the shift would die a well deserving death.
     
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    There's no crying in baseball. Why in hell would any team whine about such a thing. Bunts are legal and you can legally prepare for them. Or not. It's like the fake ball spiking in football. Legal so don't bitch about it.

    "We're going to set up our defense so we have the best opportunity to stop a hit from going out of the infield but we aren't going to account for bunts so you can't bunt ok?"

    Go the hell away with that nonsense.
     
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    Baseball is so slow that it's for wimps, blacks and beaners.
     
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    To me, employing a shift when you are up 7-0 is like using a full court press in basketball when you are up 20

    You deserve what you get if the batter embarrasses you with a bunt
     
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    I hate the shift

    I can’t believe so many major league batters lack the skills to beat it
    Even if you don’t bunt, just choke up on the bat and slap it down the third baseline
     
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    it's not the batters, it's the coaches and the analytic nerds saying the hitter is better off trying to bat through the shift for power than dink one the other way.
     
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