10/09/2005: Thought for the Day:
The truth is this: clutch is a myth. You can't will hits, because baseball is so much harder than that. Baseball doesn't know that you're in the ninth inning, or in Boston, or in October. It just knows baseball. The acts of playing the game aren't different enough in the situations we choose to mark with a yellow highlighter than it is in the ones on the pages we choose to skip. Clutch is a story that gets told because it's fun to create heroes, more fun than it is to acknowledge the randomness of events in our game.
--Joe Sheehan [Baseball Prospectus]
Len on 10.09.05 @ 07:15 AM CST