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Why does Josh Beckett love October so much?

Postby tinfoilxtouch » Thu Oct 04, 2007 2:49 am

I know it's only over 55 2/3 innings, but wow...

55k, 12bb, 1.74 ERA, 3 HR

Between the way Beckett decides to wake up every October and the way Hudson "decided" to come back this season, I'm starting to think pitchers actually *can* "turn it on" when they want. ;-7
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Re: Why does Josh Beckett love October so much?

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Thu Oct 04, 2007 4:30 am

it's simple..some people thrive under pressure and some crack under it.
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Re: Why does Josh Beckett love October so much?

Postby tinfoilxtouch » Thu Oct 04, 2007 4:44 am

BitterDodgerFan wrote:it's simple..some people thrive under pressure and some crack under it.


I'm just curious- there is much data to support "clutch" hitting doesn't exist. Does anyone have stats to support if clutch pitching does or doesn't exist? Since pitching is much more strategic whereas hitting seems to be more reactionary, I would imagine it might be more apt to allow for "clutch" variations.
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Re: Why does Josh Beckett love October so much?

Postby BronXBombers51 » Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:44 am

tinfoilxtouch wrote:
BitterDodgerFan wrote:it's simple..some people thrive under pressure and some crack under it.


I'm just curious- there is much data to support "clutch" hitting doesn't exist. Does anyone have stats to support if clutch pitching does or doesn't exist? Since pitching is much more strategic whereas hitting seems to be more reactionary, I would imagine it might be more apt to allow for "clutch" variations.


Again....what is clutch?

Was this whole game clutch for Josh Beckett simply because it was postseason? Or is a closer coming into the 8th inning with runners on 2nd and 3rd and 1 out in a 1 run ballgame clutch?

You have to define what clutch is...and everyone has a different opinion of it. Some people think Aaron Boone's homerun in 2003 was clutch, or David Ortiz's homerun in Game 4 of the 2004 ALCS. Well, then what about all the batters before them. Were they chokers, since they didn't get the job done? What about Tim Wakefield and Mariano Rivera? Are they chokers for giving up those homeruns...despite getting several outs before that?

You've got to define what clutch is before you can start throwing it around...although that doesn't seem to stop anyone.
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Re: Why does Josh Beckett love October so much?

Postby acsguitar » Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:03 am

Probably because of those Dane Cooke Commericals
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Re: Why does Josh Beckett love October so much?

Postby brewcrew4you » Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:14 am

He thinks all those leaves changing colors are pretty?
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Re: Why does Josh Beckett love October so much?

Postby acsguitar » Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:16 am

brewcrew4you wrote:He thinks all those leaves changing colors are pretty?



Maybe he likes hay rides and pumpkin patches
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