the subject of squeeze bunt came up again recently,
So I decided to do a test. It's a small test, but I think very telling.
I played enough games against sparky with my own teams to try at least 5 squeeze bunts. (man on 3rd less than 2 outs)
If the INFIELD was IN, the squeeze failed both times (pop out and line out). this of course would look like not a squeeze attempt to the opponent as it didn't mention the bunt.
If the infield was back the squeeze worked 2 out of 3 times. Just like MLB, if you leave the infield back with less than 2 outs and a man on 3rd, there is a great chance of getting burned.
So, summary, this so called 100% glitch failed 60% of the time in this test. It stops the squeeze if your infield is in (most of the time). Wow just like real life. It let's the squeeze work if you set infield back...just like mlb too.
So again, those who have made the rule / agreement that you cant squeeze because it always works (false) are one of 2 things.
1. wrong. or
2. using this "glitch" to intimidate people not to squeeze on them while not paying attention. They get a lot more double plays from infield back than they would if using proper strategy. Yes a small sample, but proof the squeeze DOES NOT WORK 100% of the time.
It may have been a problem before, but I'll bet a lot of those upset had the infield back most of the time (and didn't even know when the opponent's squeeze failed).
Test it yourself. I'd love to hear from you. And before you tell us about the previous "facts" on this, test it for yourself.
6/14/2014 11:10 AM (edited)