Jarrod Dyson bunted for a base hit in the bottom of the 6th inning in last night’s game, igniting a 3-run rally and ultimately a come-from-behind Mariner victory. This is a good thing! Since Justin Verlander had not allowed a baserunner before Dyson’s single, however, we will inevitably get the hawt takes:
Emma Baccellieri’s response is perfect:
Seattle wins, 7-5. Blessed be those who laugh in the face of silly rules in order to do their jobs; cursed be the Detroit bullpen.
As is that of the Mariners’ Twitter feed:
, starts three-run rally before Mariners tie game in following inning.
— Mariners (@Mariners) June 22, 2017
Most of these “unwritten rules” it’s allegedly “bush league” not to observe are bullshit. But the “don’t bunt to break up a perfect game” rule is beyond stupid. Dyson’s job is to compete and help his team win the game, not to preserve the opposition’s arbitrary statistical accomplishments. The end.