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DK wrote:fezzik wrote:DK wrote:The only thing really standing in Bonds' way is all the walks he sees. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe you need 400 AB's to have a shot at the batting title. He could always be given the "unofficial" title (IE a .405 average in 390 AB). He's batting what, .512 now? No way it lasts, but .400 is close in realm.
That being said, I personally don't think he'll hit .400. Even if he does, I still believe Ted Williams was the better LF.
I'm almost positive it's actually plate appearances that count towards the qualification for the batting title. That's why I think all those walks will help him. He only has to bat .400 in a smaller sample of AB's.
You're absolutely right. 502 PA to qualify. I stand corrected.
DK, nice signature ....
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BobbyRoberto wrote:Another thing he has going for him, if he wants to hit for average, is the Bonds Shift. The way they set up the defense, he could drop a bunt anywhere left of the pitcher for a hit most anytime he wants. If he does this a few times, they might shift back, which would open up the right side of the infield again.
pbeall100281 wrote:BobbyRoberto wrote:Another thing he has going for him, if he wants to hit for average, is the Bonds Shift. The way they set up the defense, he could drop a bunt anywhere left of the pitcher for a hit most anytime he wants. If he does this a few times, they might shift back, which would open up the right side of the infield again.
pbeall100281 wrote:KULLCAT wrote: "I really hate it that anyone gets to pull the race card whenever they feel they cant back their argument. As for some the arguments, He hasnt have anyone around him all season and is still hitting .400 plus. It doesnt matter if he plays at Petco or Chavez ravine cause the guy could pull it out of the grand canyon or a place even bigger like his head
When did pitching become less diluted? Im asking cause i didnt notice the MLB cutting out a team or forcing teams to go with 4 starters.
The reason people think he can hit .400 is not cause of April its because he doesnt have to do that much to get to .400 when he usually goes 5 times at bat, gets 1 hit and gets walked the other 4 times. Thats a 1.000 average right there. In past years it didnt matter how hot you were they pitched to you wich gave you more chances to enter slumps and having 0-5 nights taht could kill your chances. Dont see that happening to Bonds
He definitely has a chance. The bets ive seen in my lifetime"
Are you denying that racisms' existance in MLB?
Obviously, I am not relying on that part of my agrument to prove my point, but it seems to have cought your attention. I'm not saying umpires/baseball won't allow Barry too hit .400, but they aren't exactly going to help him either. Barry's combination of Blackness and "negative" attitude certianly affect the way people feel about him and that in turn, effects how they treat him. So why does it matter? Because the conditions required in modern-day baseball to hit .400 are so fragile that a player needs all of them going his way and racism it certianly one that can hinder a cause. .400 for Barry can come down to one called strike vs. a ball and unless we put the K-Zone in charge, balls and strike will always be subjective.
What I meant by saying that pitching isn't as dilute any more:
Look at the total amont of quality starters 5 years ago, the new young guns(clement) combined with the old horses still doing it well(unit) and you an overlap of great talent not seen for a while at starting pitcher. Your comment on going down to 4 starters isn't very well thought out. Execpt for a select few(Hudson), that would actually make pitching more dilute as tired arms throw slower and slower while injuries go higher and higher...
With the sensativity enloved where you hit is going to matter.
Bonds walks 4 out of 5 ABs? WRONG. Try about a walk for every 2 ABs. And what is this "he'd get a hit the one time out of 5 they pitch to him"? So you are saying he's going to hit 1.000 with 400 walks and not enough ABs to qualify for the batting title? Gimmie a break you joker. What differnce does it make if he see's 5 good pitches in one game versus a 5 game period?
And the #1 reason, empircal data. They man hasn't even come close to hitting .400 (no .370 is not close), hasn't faced even half the pitching he will all year and it is way to early to base what a player will do all year to that exact of a #. There are simply to many negative to positive in this case, so does he have a chance? Well sure, about as much a chance as the mets have winning the world series. I'll take your bet KULLCAT; so how are your wife and my kids?
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