Guys, I've coached baseball at various levels for over 30 years. During those years, I've made a lot of mistakes. I've said and done things that I much regret despite never having had any genuine intention of doing harm. The biggest advice that I can offer to you is this: "Do not ever get emotionally involved in the wins/losses. Get yourself in a mindset that you are 100% dedicated to helping kids become better baseball players both physically and mentally." Once I began doing that, my stress level as a coach reduced to almost zero and I became happy with the little wins that happened on a daily basis. - Aaron Mortrud
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I'm a FIRM believer in bunting them over. Here is why: (5) ways to score from 2nd: some singles, double, triple, home run, some type of error. (13 ways) to score from 3rd: single, double, triple, home run, some type of error, passed ball, wild pitch, balk, ground ball to a middle infielder, fly ball to the outfield, squeeze bunt, safety squeeze, straight steal (unlikely but possible). I'm in the minority on this one but don't get it. Check the results the next time a coach at ANY level elects to swing rather than move the runners in this situation. There is a very low rate of scoring in the inning.
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