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Maddon dislikes belief of not bunting during no-no

ANAHEIM -- When asked about the longtime baseball sentiment of not bunting to break up a no-hitter or perfect game, Rays manager Joe Maddon offered his slant.

"No, I don't [adhere to the philosophy of not bunting to break up a no-hitter]," Maddon said. "To me all that stuff is crazy. I don't understand that at all. I really don't. When you're trying to win a game the purpose is to win the game. When you're trying to win the war, you win the war. I think that is kind of archaic dialogue.

"In general, in this game I think there's a lot of archaic thinking. Things that are adhered to based on situations that occurred in 1920. This is an entirely different game than that. We're talking almost 100 years later. So a lot of that stuff to me is ill-advised, ill-informed, it's just ill."

ANAHEIM -- When asked about the longtime baseball sentiment of not bunting to break up a no-hitter or perfect game, Rays manager Joe Maddon offered his slant.

"No, I don't [adhere to the philosophy of not bunting to break up a no-hitter]," Maddon said. "To me all that stuff is crazy. I don't understand that at all. I really don't. When you're trying to win a game the purpose is to win the game. When you're trying to win the war, you win the war. I think that is kind of archaic dialogue.

"In general, in this game I think there's a lot of archaic thinking. Things that are adhered to based on situations that occurred in 1920. This is an entirely different game than that. We're talking almost 100 years later. So a lot of that stuff to me is ill-advised, ill-informed, it's just ill."

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