This question below was originally posted by Andy Katz
on Facebook, and I thought it might generate some interesting discussion here on CheckSwing....
"Should a sacrifice fly that does not score a run count as an at bat? A sac bunt does not. Why are sac flies treated differently?"
I've pondered this as well. While it doesn't
happen as often, it probably should be treated the same as a sacrifice bunt if it advances the runner. What about when a batter hits the ball to the right side to advance a runner to third? The intent is there.