Urban Cohorts wrote:Ender wrote:There has been dozens of studies about this and they find that it all a bunch of nonsense in general. As long as your catcher has spent a year with the rotation his 'calling a good game' is just hogwash.
Dozens of studies? I'll believe it if you can list 10.
The majority of them come out in books like the hardballtimes, baseballprospectus, inside the book or on blogs which I'm not willing to search hard for. Even a quick internet search brought up a bunch. It is like clutch actually existing, if it does exist it is to such a small amount that it isn't significant for the majority of players in the game. The team goes over how to pitch players before the game, the pitcher generally has an idea of how he wants to pitch players in general, the C is just a small part of the overall equation.
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/artic ... cleid=1489
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/artic ... icleid=432
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/artic ... icleid=436
http://books.google.com/books?id=uxdvwQ ... #PPA107,M1
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/19/sport ... yt&emc=rss