Long story short, I'm sure you all know that this entire "baseball" thing is still new to me. That said, I've got a couple questions on the way the game is played that I'd like to reconcile:
1.) In tonights game, for example, the Angels moved their CF into the 2nd base hole to potentially knock down any runs at home when any fly ball to the outfield wins the game. Why, then, don't they bring in all the outfielders? There is virtually no scenario I can imagine that would result in an out an stop the runners from advancing with any ball hit into the outfield. Why don't they use a 7-man infield?
2.) Stealing home. How the hell does it happen?
3.) When players get extra base hits, they rarely motor out of the box as fast as they do when they're gunning for an infield single. I feel like running all-out for the first 90 feet, instead of just the second, might increase the number of triples in the game. Not only that, but speed punches holes in the defense and creates errors. Is the slower run to first just a protective mechanism to ensure they make their extra bases?
4.) Bunting for a base hit looks a lot easier for fast guys than getting an actual swinging hit. Why isn't it tried more often?