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Bring back the GW RBI !!!

Postby Y`s Guy » Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:35 am

I loved the stat back in the day but I admit, it was a flawed one as defined. In a 9-8 game where the Red Sox win Rick Burleson could have had the GW RBI by knocking in run #1 and if the Sox never gave up the lead. Dumb, huh? You would think whoever drove in run #9 would get the GW RBI.

I wish MLB would redefine the stat and bring it back.
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Re: Bring back the GW RBI !!!

Postby AcidRock23 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:56 am

I like that stat too, I think we used it in our Statis-Pro baseball league in junior high?
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Re: Bring back the GW RBI !!!

Postby CadensDad » Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:06 pm

Ok, what purpose does it serve?
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Re: Bring back the GW RBI !!!

Postby Y`s Guy » Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:55 pm

It kind of is a symbol of clutch. Sure, the second RBI in a 8-1 win is weak GW RBI but that game winner in the bottom of the 9th is great.

I just long for this old-time stat. I think it would be a great stat for fantasy as there is only one awarded/game.
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Re: Bring back the GW RBI !!!

Postby cnote23 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:00 pm

Y`s Guy wrote:It kind of is a symbol of clutch. Sure, the second RBI in a 8-1 win is weak GW RBI but that game winner in the bottom of the 9th is great.

I just long for this old-time stat. I think it would be a great stat for fantasy as there is only one awarded/game.
yeah it was a fun stat I don't understand why they eveg got rid of it. :-?
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Re: Bring back the GW RBI !!!

Postby Sekrah » Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:08 pm

How about a GW RBI can only be rewarded under two conditions:

#1 After the 7th inning
#2 The team was tied/trailing when it was hit.
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Re: Bring back the GW RBI !!!

Postby Pogotheostrich » Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:14 pm

Worst stat ever.
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Re: Bring back the GW RBI !!!

Postby eftda » Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:14 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:Worst stat ever.



We can use it to re-define clutch ;-D
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Re: Bring back the GW RBI !!!

Postby Bobbleheadrusty » Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:07 am

eftda wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:Worst stat ever.



We can use it to re-define clutch ;-D



Thats not that hard considering the current definition is "A special secret skill possessed only by Red Sox, True Yankees and tiny white players that forces the media to ignore all other statistics"
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Re: Bring back the GW RBI !!!

Postby Houser33 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:27 am

Its an interesting stat but I doubt I'd use it. If it is anything like the GWG stat in hockey leagues then it is just too random on a year-to-year basis. I wouldnt mind seeing a stat based off of hits with RISP and 2 outs.
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