Posted by bad_luck on 8/21/2013 10:07:00 AM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 8/21/2013 8:19:00 AM (view original):It's arbitrary. A sportswriter picked those three because wanted DiMaggio to win the MVP. Had it been convenient for his argument, he might have used runs scored, stolen bases, OBP, etc.
The Triple Crown has been the Triple Crown forever. No one is saying "Uh, the Triple Crown this season will be doubles, intentional walks and WAR." Same goes for hitting for the cycle.
The Triple Crown/hitting for the cycle are no arbitrary at all. If you want to argue that putting value on the Triple Crown is dumb, have at it. But use your words properly.
THEY ARE TRYING 2 HELP U --->>>
Your UN-thought-out contentions here, using your own words
to somehow portray similarities & discrepancies which relate
to the Triple Crown, just keeps going in circles...
If 'MLB' calls it what it is, --->>> hitting 4 the cycle in 1 lone game,
& it happens a half dozen times a season, then U must also use
words here that don't simultaneously show 'aimless' direction...
This thread is not about the possibility of 6 Triple Crown winners,
this season, as your comparisons declare... Everyone here tries
2 determine what features of the WAR numbers have real value,
& which aspects that need 2 be less emphasized...
The input here is supposed 2 help U to understand what you can
not seem to grasp... Sooner or later, the commonalities just take
flight, & you're gone again, --->>> 3 simple posts later...
Man, oh man...