Just so that I don't appear to be crazy, but in today's game, Hatteberg had singled to get on first and Freel was up. Mac asked Freel to bunt him over and he did. The problem was that Griffey was up next and, as expected, the Brewers walked him, taking the bat out of his hand--one that was hot, I might add. With Phillips batting behind him, the opposition chose to take their chances with Phillips instead of Griffey. Brandon hit the ball back to the box and it resulted in a double play.
What would you have done? I don't bunt in that situation, and I said that at the time. I let Griffey hit by letting Freel hit. I don't think the bunt is appropriate every time you have a runner on first in the late innings, but old school says you do. No one has said much about this and Mac has done it at least twice this week. If Jerry Narron had done it, it would have been all over RedsZone.