Originally Posted by 757690
I take it none of you guys arguing against me have ever taken a logic course, lol.
Actually, in the example you presented, the runs scored in the first inning were less important, at the time that the were scored, than the runs scored in the ninth inning, at the time that they were scored.
Let look at the reverse of this. Preventing runs in the later innings is more important than preventing runs in earlier innings. Both are important, but in later innings, it's more important, because doing so does more to increase your chances of winning.
Look at a non-baseball analogy.
You're at the blackjack table. You win $5 on your first hand. Later, when you are down to your last $5, you win that hand as well. That last win was more valuable than the first one, because it kept you playing. Granted, winning the first hand an important part of you being able to keep playing as well, but not as important as winning your last hand. If you made a mistake on your first hand, you had time to change your strategy (lower you bets, be more or less agressive with doubling down, etc) to make up for that lost hand. You don't have that chance on your last hand. You have to win it it keep playing. It is more important. Period.
Same with baseball. Same with everything in life.
Events don't happen in a vacuum, the situations and circumstances surrounding every event alters it and makes it different from a similar event in different circumstances. I really don't understand why this is so hard to grasp.
A logic course? What schools do you go to? "Hey guys, I am taking Calculus, American History, and logic this semester."
Your logic is so flawed it's beyond reasonable. It doesn't matter what inning you get the runs or give them up. It's about scoring more than the other guy. You just think they are more important in your head.
Like I said, same exact game, same ending, just the runs scored in a different inning. I honestly cannot believe you cannot fathom that. A game decided in the first inning is just as important as one decided in the 9th.
Think of your blackjack analogy. You won your first hand. Now on your last hand you already have money to keep playing if you want. That last hand is not your last $5.
BTW...you must not be a good gambler if your last hand is always the one where you are down to your last $5.
It's not more important, and your logic is so horribly flawed maybe you need a refresher course from whatever school you went to that teaches "logic."