I hate that. A player strikes out, not swinging at the ball, but looking at it… to see if it is a good pitch.
Of course, it happens to me, too. And there are probably perfectly acceptable reasons that I strike out while making sure it is all good.
Waiting, until the timing is perfect and the variables are all in the right “zone” is not really a good idea… but it sure is hard to take a swing for the fence when I’m not sure what’s coming!
Babe Ruth struck out 1360 times in his career… I hope I’ve got a few more chances.
(Buster Posey – OUT looking)