Originally Posted by RED VAN HOT
Wouldn't a caught stealing carry a bigger penalty in high scoring environment? To take it to extremes, if every fifth batter hit a home run, then it would be foolish to attempt to steal. On the other hand, in a low scoring environment, small ball becomes more important and successful steals are relatively more rewarding.
No. The higher the run scoring environment, the less valuable each run actually is. Where as the lower the run scoring environment, each run is worth more. Right now we generally talk about "10 runs = 1 win", but that really doesn't apply to all time. Just the current environment.