broomulack wrote:BronXBombers51 wrote:nuggets wrote:
Fact is, most Yankee fans don't know what the hell they're talking about, and it's why I can't stand most Yankee fans.
Amen to that! As a lifelong Met fan living in NY, there is no one more arrogant and at the same time more clueless than most young Yankee fans. I won't lump every Yankee fan into the equation. The fans who have grown up in the 90s with the championship teams are spoiled and think they deserve a World Series title every single year, and if they don't win it, it has to be everything else's fault.
Yankee fans have also, in many cases, been very hostile towards incoming superstars - Clemens wasn't loved because he was a former Red Sox player, and because the beloved Wells was traded for him, witness ARod now. All Arod does is put up monster numbers, and the fact that he doesn't always come through sticks out a lot more with him than it does with other players because of his all-world status. He gets his share of "clutch" hits, they just haven't been the last hit of hte game or the ones that won the game in the Yanks last at-bat like some of Jeter's have been.
This coming from a guy who owns ARod in three leagues this year and is frustrated as all hell.
I'm just going to accept this for the purpose of this argument:
That's exactly the point I'm trying to make. When a player gets an eventual GW hit in an early inning, he got it with no pressure on him. If someone does it in the late innings, there is a ton more pressure on the guy, because at that point, the options are get the hit or lose.
That's the problem I see with the stats for GW/game-tying hits, or AVG w/ runners wherever, because they don't take into account the pressure of the particular situation. Close/late is a better statistic, but it still isn't perfect, because being down is much different pressure-wise from being tied or up a run.