Originally Posted by zachvac
If I stick my bat out against Clemens and I make contact and it happens to land in fair territory somewhere for a hit, that's luck as well. Luck is a factor in baseball, that's why they discuss batting average.
are you serious? Luck is a factor in baseball? There is absolutely positively ZERO luck in baseball. The ball doesnt take a bad hop because "luck" decided it, it hit off that rock on the ground or that hole right there.
And for your amazing claim that they discuss batting average to see the "luck" factor in baseball? No, they discuss batting average to see who the best hitters are, I know, amazing theory isnt it?
You getting a hit off Roger Clemens has nothing to do with luck, its a little thing called physics. In lamens terms for you, you put stick where ball is, stick make ball go depending on where ball hit stick. Its all science and physics, baseball has nothing to do with luck (a case can be made for a bad ump call being lucky for the team that benefits but thats it.)
Sorry, your argument there has no truth to it at all. And if you really wanna get technical, once the cards are dealt there is no luck because the cards are already pre-determined (only talking live play here) and they dont change based on anything, the deuce of clubs really was the 16th card from the top or however you want to say it.
But luck in baseball? Come on, get a real argument.