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great gretzky wrote:In baseball though, I think the fact that you still have your abs and if you left the bat on your shoulder, you would be negatively affecting your stats for doing the right thing. In the other sports, you don't move backwards by doing the right thing.
nyrblue2 wrote:Very good point there. I never really thought blowouts were a sign of a classless team and I share your viewpoint on playing to the best of your ability. That being said, I also don't mind "running out the clock" when possible becaue a pro season isn't about that 1 game. You need to make sure you don't wear yourself out for no reason, refrain from injury, etc.
I guess it's not the "right thing" or the "wrong thing" to keep racking up runs. I guess I just found it interesting that the 3 other major sports seem to let up more. Still, the point about negatively affecting stats in baseball pretty much sums up a good answer for me.
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