Posted by joshkvt on 3/31/2014 10:16:00 PM (view original):
Posted by ratedpg_13 on 3/28/2014 2:59:00 PM (view original):This is partly a response to squeezers' argument that if we don't like the suicide bug, we should state as a rule that it's not allowed when the league forms.
I'm in absolute agreement of the fact that it works at far too high of a clip, but to ban it outright seem incredibly difficult to police. What happens if you do? You automatically forfeit the game?
Let's be honest, I'm using the New York Yankees, I won't be squeeze bunting anyway, but in other leagues where offense isn't as prevalent, I still think it's a tool that can be utilized.
Your league though, your rules. Was just curious to see how it was going to be enforced.
Just to clarify, I'm not in favor of squeezing and never use it, but I've been pretty vocal in advocating for it to be stated as a rule. The reason is that unless it's an official rule, no one has any recourse when they get squeezed on except for public shaming or refusing to play the person live, both of which are bad solutions.
But if it's a rule, then we can complain to the commissioner and the commissioner can use their judgement on how to respond depending on the specifics of the situation.