Originally Posted by TSJ55
I'm glad you feel this way. I do too. Just be sure to bring that out next time the subject pops up and someone claims that they are all exactly the same regardless when they're scored.
They are the same regardless of when they are scored.
The difference is that before the 9th inning of a home game, scoring as many runs as possible is important so going out of your way to try and score just one is counter productive. In the 9th inning at home you only need one more than the other team and the game is over. Strategy changes at that point.