Originally Posted by bigfunguy
With 2 strikes, OR a runner at 3rd and less than 2 outs, how come you never see anybody (save Votto) choke up and just get the bat on the ball?? And by anybody I mean Bruce and Frazier...
Its because choking up on the bat doesn't actually make you more likely to make contact. They told us it did back in the 70's in Little League, but the game has evolved since then. It is the same reason players don't use two hands to catch a fly ball anymore -- it doesn't actually help. If it worked teams would use it, but it doesn't so they don't. Its a fallacy.