Originally Posted by jhiller21
It's easy to see why guys in the early 1900's (Ty Cobb) would do it almost every AB. They were using much heavier bats.
Now you rarely see it. I'd like to see guys like Bruce and Cozart choke up with two strikes a lot more often. OBP is paramount.
I dont think its an OBP thing...it's a "Anything but a strikeout" thing...I get if there's 2 outs and nobody on, Bruce might as well be swinging big throughout the at bat...but less than 2 outs and a man on third, I think you gotta alter your approach to be sure to avoid the K...maybe that's choking up (or whatever), but you gotta do it, and even before 2 strikes in my mind.