So, Justin Verlander of the Tigers thinks Erick Aybar's attempt to bunt himself on in the eighth inning of Verlander's no-hit bid last night was "bush league."
Give. Me. A. Break.
Look, I know all about baseball's so-called "unwritten rules," one of which says you don't bunt in the late going to try to break up a guy's no-hitter. But I've always thought it was the "unwritten rules" that were bush league, not the other way around.
Here's the deal: The score at the time was 3-0, not 10-0. Aybar is paid to get on base in that situation. And he's paid to do that by any means necessary.
If that means a bunt to break up Verlander's no-hitter, so what? He's not getting paid to protect an opponent's no-no. He's getting paid to win ballgames -- again, by any means necessary.
So you can stick your "unwritten rules" where the sun don't shine. There is, after all, a reason why they're unwritten. It's cause they aren't worth writing down.