Originally Posted by SMcGavin
FWIW, I don't buy the assertion that someone can magically raise their level of play during crunch time. It just doesn't make much sense.
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I believe athletes can raise their levels of play during crunch time. Adrenaline and other factors can heighten the senses to perform at higher levels. It's similar to how the human body can perform more than normal in times of stress....ex: a person being able to lift more than normal because a life is on the line.
That being said, I do think it's more difficult to quantify clutch in baseball compared to most other sports. But, that doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
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