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- Jan 20, 2007
LoweTek said:Did someone from the team say there was no squeeze play on? If it could have been neither what is the other possibility of which you speak? The hitter did it on his own?
A safety squeeze is simply the runner from third takes off only after he sees the bunt successfully executed. (I would add and judges he has a chance to get in there safely). The play at the plate was actually fairly close.
Isn't a Safety exactly what happened? It's what I saw. I'd be a little surprised he did it on his own.
Are we complaining because Lyons did not mention the possibility it was done without a sign from the dugout/3B coach? What I am I missing?
There were two outs. I think most people use the term "squeeze" to indicate sacrifice situations, of which this was not one; in this case, the bunt must have been an attempt to get a hit... or he's an idiot who forgot how many outs there were.
If you don't think a squeeze bunt has to be a sacrifice, then Lyons was correct.