If you’re in the 70’s and your opponents have very little score but do have the hammer you have to be very careful because at some point they are going to try and shot your hide block into the kitchen, they have no choice. If the board is clear and you have your last shot before they shoot their hammer what do you do with it.
Some consider it bad sportsmanship to just push the block off the board and are very vocal about it. For that reason some players act as if they are putting up a St Pete but come up short so the block will be taken off the board, some just shot it off the board anyway.
I have personally lost tournaments by being a good sport and allowing the opponent to be a bad sport by shooting my block, which I’ve pushed off to the side, into the kitchen.
Now I keep the other guy from being a bad sport by pushing the block off the board and I suggest you do the same!