Originally Posted by redsbuckeye
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.
It's possible that the presence of certain players changes the clutch quotient of a situation. Coming up with the winning run on base and facing Billy Wagner is different from the same situation against Majewski.