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 Posted: Tue Apr 11th, 2017 05:45 am
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Big Garea Fan


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lobo316 wrote: srossi wrote: Franchise wrote: The family and I went to the Astros game yesterday against the royals and it seemed like both teams were playing with an infield shift on every at bat. I haven't followed baseball in years so it got me wondering does every infield play some type of a shift batter to batter nowadays?
Pretty much.  Some teams do it more than others, but it's gotten pretty extreme.

And as a result of the numerous shifts, batters try to hit the ball hard, over the infield, and strikeouts are up. Hitters would rather strikeout than hit a ground ball.

The batter should just lay down a bunt to beat the shift. Of course, this isn't exciting enough and probably breaks one of the many unwritten rules of baseball so it will never happen.