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Old Wed Jun 20, 2018, 01:09pm
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Is there any rule at any level which does not allow a batter to "square up" for a bunt and then swing away?
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Old Wed Jun 20, 2018, 01:32pm
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Is there any rule at any level which does not allow a batter to "square up" for a bunt and then swing away?

If I'm not specific enough, please say so.


A lot of local leagues add this, which just teaches fielders it's A-OK to charge all the way to the plate when a batter squares.

I believe there is a national org that's outlawed it, but I don't umpire for it.


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Old Thu Jun 21, 2018, 01:01pm
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I believe there is a national org that's outlawed it, but I don't umpire for it.


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If you mean Little League, I'd like to know.
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If you mean Little League, I'd like to know.
It's not Little League. When all-stars come to districts, we have to remind coaches they aren't playing with their local rules.
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Old Thu Jun 21, 2018, 08:37pm
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If you mean Little League, I'd like to know.
Little League has voted down a slash bunt prohibition at at least one Congress.
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Old Thu Jun 21, 2018, 08:48pm
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Little League has voted down a slash bunt prohibition at at least one Congress.


Hopefully that will continue to be the case.


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Little League has voted down a slash bunt prohibition at at least one Congress.
At several.
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