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Postby thedude » Fri Mar 11, 2005 9:39 pm

there have been Studies preformed by leading psychologists proving that baseball players play different in the pressure situations. (they studied the mechianics of the swing an saw a noticable drop off under pressure (the athele though to much about it)). there is plenty of proof on this stuff written by people who know who atheletes think you just need to look for it.
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Postby Tavish » Fri Mar 11, 2005 9:43 pm

I think you will have much more luck proving that "un"-clutch hitting exists. Clutch hitters amy very well be those who fall off the least from their normal numbers in pressure situations.
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Postby reiser » Fri Mar 11, 2005 9:46 pm

Tavish wrote:I think you will have much more luck proving that "un"-clutch hitting exists. Clutch hitters amy very well be those who fall off the least from their normal numbers in pressure situations.


well, yeah, that's my belief...and to keep this on topic, why do some stud middle-relievers become very hittable once thrust into the closer role?
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Postby AcidRock23 » Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:31 pm

Tavish wrote:I think you will have much more luck proving that "un"-clutch hitting exists.


Sammy *cough cough* Sosa last year *cough cough* :-D :-D

Then, there was the Cubs ABYSMAL clutch pitching, walking in GWRBI several times on a contender (sic) is inexcusable. Sure, it's a long season and it was just a couple of games but, as it turned out, those games might have come in handy in September!! :~( :~(
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