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Old 01-29-2013, 11:54 PM
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Originally Posted by blandman View Post
...really how bad a strikeout is versus any other out is at least situation specific.
I will continue to point out that this is a false dichotomy. The alternative to a strikeout isn't some other out. The alternative to a strikeout is "not a strikeout." That means either a walk or the ball in play. A walk is obviously better. A ball in play will result in an outcome better than a strikeout (a hit, error, advance a runner) far more often than it will result in an outcome worse than a strikeout (double play.)

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