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Offline KnorrForYourMoney

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #300: June 27, 2011, 11:11:15 PM »
Pissed is different than the stuff he's saying.  Hell, people are pissed at Zimmerman right now (well, before 5 minutes ago)

I was tacitly admitting that I was saying some of that stuff. :P

Ugh, WTF WAS THAT THROW, NIX?

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #301: June 27, 2011, 11:11:50 PM »
I don't think clutch hitting is an illusion, but I do think a clutch hitting skill is mostly an illusion at the major league level.  Which is to say, if it exists, it's really insignificant.


It would be silly to say clutch situations don't exist - that's assuming the players are all robots. I joke about clutch enhancing drugs though. I'm not sure anyone can be better.

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #302: June 27, 2011, 11:12:00 PM »
They got the run in, Damn

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #303: June 27, 2011, 11:12:02 PM »
:bang: :bang: :bang:

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #304: June 27, 2011, 11:12:04 PM »
awful. He deserved that. 2 hits to two weak singles hitters to blow the lead.

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #305: June 27, 2011, 11:12:08 PM »
Great throw.

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #306: June 27, 2011, 11:12:13 PM »
Did that run get home first?

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #307: June 27, 2011, 11:12:32 PM »
I was tacitly admitting that I was saying some of that stuff. :P

Ugh, WTF WAS THAT THROW, NIX?

I think I said he should have been optioned at one point :lol:

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #308: June 27, 2011, 11:12:35 PM »
I am not at all comfortable with Lannan pitching the rest of this game.

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #309: June 27, 2011, 11:12:41 PM »
Because statistically speaking it has been definitively shown to be an illusion?  That's how.  It's not a repeatable skill.  It's just luck.

This isn't a disputed matter anymore.

Are you saying certain players don't respond to clutch situations better than others? What about athletes like Tom Brady and Michael Jordan? Different sport but the same pressure would apply, no?

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #310: June 27, 2011, 11:12:59 PM »
Damn.  SCOAR MOAR RUNS!!!

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #311: June 27, 2011, 11:13:18 PM »
Are you saying certain players don't respond to clutch situations better than others? What about athletes like Tom Brady and Michael Jordan? Different sport but the same pressure would apply, no?

Jordan is considerably more athletic and Brady is more intelligent than the other players.

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #312: June 27, 2011, 11:13:26 PM »
It's cool, it's about time we played (and won) a normal game where both teams scored some runs, before extra innings.

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #313: June 27, 2011, 11:13:26 PM »
That was an awful inning for Lannan.

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #314: June 27, 2011, 11:14:06 PM »
Not disputed among people who have actually studied it mathematically... I mean, I suppose you can find people who will dispute evolution, too.

Condescending response aside, I think you missed the joke.

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #315: June 27, 2011, 11:14:15 PM »
Sucky, too many fat pitches. He can't keep weaseling out of these jams. He's been very lucky so far. Giving up lots of hard hit balls


4th   A Callaspo singled to left, B Abreu scored, V Wells to second.   2   1
4th   P Bourjos singled to right, V Wells scored, A Callaspo thrown out at third.

Nationals  2
Angels      2



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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #316: June 27, 2011, 11:14:18 PM »
Are you saying certain players don't respond to clutch situations better than others? What about athletes like Tom Brady and Michael Jordan? Different sport but the same pressure would apply, no?
If you look at Jordan's clutch splits / playoff splits throughout his career, they're actually pretty similar to his regular season ones... e.g., he has more PPG in the postseason but it's because he played more minutes.  That's not to say that clutch might not exist in sports like basketball--for example, a recent study found a small but significant difference in FT% in clutch situations (about 2%).  But in professional baseball, specifically, as distinguished from, say, college or amateur baseball, there has been no significant clutch split observed, nor has a statistically significant, predictive "clutch hitting skill" been found.

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #317: June 27, 2011, 11:14:53 PM »
Using Matt Stairs means this team really isn't serious about winning!  >:(

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #318: June 27, 2011, 11:15:14 PM »
Is it wrong to hope that stairs gets pegged in the nards?

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #319: June 27, 2011, 11:15:47 PM »
Stairs batting a cool .111 after that second strikeout of the game. So bad

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #320: June 27, 2011, 11:16:14 PM »
IT MAKES NO SENSE! 

Are we all the ones who are crazy?

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #321: June 27, 2011, 11:16:15 PM »
Stairs really needs to go.

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #322: June 27, 2011, 11:16:22 PM »
Using Matt Stairs means this team really isn't serious about winning!  >:(
Hairston has been swinging a hot bat as has Bixler. Why not DH one of them instead?!

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #323: June 27, 2011, 11:16:23 PM »
They are all teeing off on Santana except for Pit Stains.

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Re: Nationals @ Angels, Game 1
« Reply #324: June 27, 2011, 11:17:09 PM »
Hopefully Davey told Stairs that today was his last chance to prove his worth.  I can't take this team seriously as a competitor with Stairs continuing to get opportunities.  I'm sure it won't be too difficult to find a guy that will strike out/pop out every at bat in AAA.