Posts made by JuiceboxMassacre
@eatyum said in Runner on first, <2 outs pitcher is up. What do you do?:
Take the first pitch, and the second if the first one is a ball. Then bunt and run
This is the right answer, but I do like showing bunt slightly early before the first pitch then pulling it back. Usually if you do this you'll get a ball thrown on purpose (via a bad release).posted in Diamond Dynasty
In terms of game theory and real life OP is absolutely correct.
The problem is in the show leading off is broken where you never get picked off when an extra step off the bag, and there's no downside to a pitcher throwing over or stepping off (in real life there are practical limits), so you get in this weird stalemate. It's a broken game design where there's no risk, and the reward is won only by being a patient annoyance.
So we all kinda agree that the best way to resolve this is not lead off the extra step (because the extra step is a huge deal when stealing, so it behooves the pitcher to pick off every time) so that we can all get on with playing the game.posted in Diamond Dynasty