As usual, Mark Bellhorn brings out the worst in bad sports commentators.
In today's Sox-O's game, Tim McCarver mentioned that Bellhorn walks or strikes out 46.2% of the time. Yes, he mentioned the two-tenths of one percent.
He went on to say, "On-base percentage? How about contact
And then a great line: "I only care about on-base percentage if you can run. If you can't run, I could care less about on-base percentage."
I think we can extrapolate from that statement that if Tim McCarver were managing a player like David Ortiz, he would recommend that David just make an out every time he comes up.
Labels: contact percentage, mark bellhorn, obp, tim mccarver