Originally Posted by redsfanmia
Someone please explain to me how clutch doesnt exist.
One of the big reasons I think "clutch" is overrated, or perhaps doesn't even exist at the major league level, is because most baseball players who lack the ability to perform in "clutch" situations are weeded out long before they get to the major leagues.
Sure, you see a Rick Ankiel every so often, where some latent issue comes to the forefront. But for the most part, guys who are adveresely affected by adreneline, butterflies, or off-the-field issues are spit out in high school, college, or the low minors.
I used to believe that clutch mattered at the major league level (or at least the "non-choke" factor - opposite-of-clutch factor mattered), but the statheads have pretty much brainwashed me the other way.