Distance? or … accuracy ??
didya catch game #6 of the MLB World Series last nite?
and … are you gonna place ur bets on the long-hitters?
(you know who they are … watson, holmes, etc.)
or better yet … long [enuff] when they want … but shorter + more accurate ?
(Donald, etc. ?)
… Freese + Berkman
Babe Ruth vs. Teddy Ballgame
… and the beat (debate) goes on …
hmmm … no means for edit by the poster? [must’ve been covered 1K times before]
anyways … in my perceptions, Freese was swinging for the green-garden.of.Eden centerfield …
as he SHOULD have been (imo) … though plenty capable of “place-hitting”
and Berkman … hitting for placement into the slot between infield / outfield
so … just an observation, and agreement w/ Lag …
fuggetaboutit! w/ the obsession for distance !
… we should/could commission r3jack to do an analysis on how often placement/accuracy wins,
beat the cover off it !
Actually on the tour accuracy isn’t as important as distance. It was for a long time more important than driving distance but it was cut in half in 1990 when graphite shafts emerged then dropped to zero (as measured by correlation with end-of-season money ranking) with the ProV1 and 460cc heads. I just made a post about this on the frontpage here:
I suspect that on classic tracks or when playing the traditional (persimmon / blades) form of the game, accuracy still dominates or is at least equal in importance to distance.