You need to overcome your disdain for one pitch outs. It's pathetic that we are praying to run up a pitcher's pitch count to get him out of the game instead of hoping our hitters knock him out. If the first pitch is good to drive then swing at it. It may be the only pitch you see that's good all at bat.
That's the thing. We are swinging at bad first pitches. If were were swinging at the first pitch and getting hits some of the time I would have no problem with it. The majority of the time we swing at the first pitch it results in an out. That's just making it too easy on the pitcher.