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Originally posted by SphinxMontreal
Willie Mays once stated that one of the most difficult things he had to do was hit a baseball thrown by an MLB pitcher. With the exception of Rod Carew, George Brett, Tony Gwynn and a couple of others, nobody has even come close to hitting .400 since Ted Williams hit .406 a whopping 70 years ago!
As the previous poster mentioned, when you have pitchers who can pinpoint a fastball at over 100 MPH and then follow it with a breaking ball which drops off the table at 89 MPH, you will not get too many .400 hitters anytime soon. As for your claim of hitting .500 being possible, this has to be one of the most unrealistic things I have ever read in regards to pro sports.
.... These aren't coincidences, these are intentional lousy decisions made by an incompetent commissioner who caved into greed and went for a quick fix to baseball's major PR problems after the strike.
Contrary to your claims, the ruling class is a lot more interested in mediocre political leaders (which can be easily "swayed") than mediocre sports figures. Just because a guy can win the Triple Crown in baseball, it does not mean that he can win election to the so-called highest office in the land. One has absolutely nothing to do with the other.