Originally Posted by jojo
Has there ever been a study that showed Jordan has a higher shooting percentage in a clutch situation than he did overall. Likewise does Tiger put better on hole 18 during Sunday afternoons than other times?
I honestly don't know the answer. But in baseball the clutch narrative has been challenged a myriad of ways by stats and we're still looking for validation of it's "intuitive" existence.
Confirmation bias has got to be a huge determinant in any non-scientific discussion of clutch.
Going along the lines of the pitcher - batter relationship in clutch situations, shouldn't it be considered that situations defined as clutch affect both batter and pitcher equally? Given this assumption, wouldn't it also mean that a clutch outcome for a batter could be an equally choke outcome for the pitcher or vice-versa? Seems to me you've got X amount of clutch on one side and X amount of choke on the other, or they cancel each other out (assuming clutch and choke are opposite sides of the same scale). So who's in control of the situation? I don't know if there's a conclusion to be drawn in this rambling, so I'll just take a slight bow.