Why is it so hard for a ML player to execute a bunt? Far too many "attempts" are fouled straight back or popped up. All you have to do is square yourself, put the bat out there straight, and "catch" the ball off the bat. It's really not that hard, but yet it seems like it if you watch a MLB game.
A successful bunt moves runners into scoring position and increases the chances of said runners crossing the plate. I like my chances of scoring with 1 out and a man on 2nd and 3rd than having a bottom of the order guy swinging away with no outs and runners on 1st and 2nd. That's just me I guess.
Bunting with 1 out doesn't make sense to me as even if it's successful the next guy has to get a hit. Using one of your power hitters to bunt isn't a good idea either unless they're in a massive slump (read Jason Giambi). Otherwise, I think it's good strategy to manufacture a run (or 2).