Wednesday, May 25, 2005
My point is that a scientific community's belief in something doesn't make it a scientific fact.
Has anyone proven that pitch counts really matter? The question of pitch-counts has been driving me crazy lately. The whole "sabermetric community" talks about teams that more or less ignore pitch-counts like they're idiots, but is that just because we like calling baseball personnel idiots? Do we have any proof that pitch-counts matter? Or are we relying on anecdotes and "common sense"? Is there really a difference between throwing 130 and 110 pitches once a week?
If someone could direct me toward a study that suggests pitch-counts matter, I'd greatly appreciate it.