Originally Posted by OesterPoster
Homer getting BABIP'd to death this inning.
I plan to start a thread soon on how BABIP has become the cop out for bad pitching. This is an example.
BABIP stands for batting average on balls in play. Homer allowed a high BABIP that inning because he grooved his average fastball right down Broadway.
Yes, if he was real lucky, those shots might have been hit right at somebody and turned into outs.
But generally throwing meatballs will result in a high BABIP.