I was at the Red Sox - Angels game on Friday night (&#$@ Gange) and saw a play that confused me. With a runner on first and one out the batter bunted. It popped up and the pitcher, catcher, and 3rd baseman all could have easily caught the ball. Lowell (3rd base) called them off, let the ball drop on purpose, and threw to second base for the force out. I think he was hoping the batter would slack off on the run to first and he could have gotten a DP.
Wouldn’t the IFR have been in play anyway? Or does it not come into play on a bunt?