Originally Posted by BadFundamentals
You and I may never agree about what the numbers tell us but I bet we do agree that baseball is something of a "numbers" game.
What do Marty and Joe talk about "if you have a bat you're dangerous" ?? Well, unless you don't hit ANYTHING with the bat.
You give yourself no "chance" of reaching base (other than BB) if you don't hit anything. Situationally and in late innings (things that don't show up when you view the SEASON on a whole with just cumulative numbers) - the moments that separate winning TEAMS from losing teams - is when offensive strikeouts kill you the most.
You know Rose...after having this same argument for you over the last half of the baseball season on the mlb.boards , I'll just sit this one out.
It is amusing to watch though...and at least on this board they have this :dflynn: :dflynn: :dflynn: ...which is pretty much how I felt all Summer.