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Old 01-29-2013, 06:53 PM
blandman blandman is offline
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Originally Posted by doublem23 View Post
There is a better correlation between HR and success than strikeouts and lack of success, but I'm sure those numbers can't be correct because sarcasm and gut feelings are more CHICAGO TUUUUUFFFFF than nerdy math!
Haha...yeah I don't get why people hate strikeouts so much. Usually it's the same people who claim it isn't a big deal when pitchers rack up a ton of them.

Strikeouts aren't a big deal if you're still productive. In some instances, they are the better option (instead of going up there just trying to poke the ball in play, which can lead to a double play). Sure, they're also the worst option in some cases, but really how bad a strikeout is versus any other out is at least situation specific.
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