I like this one: I often hear that Holliday isn’t “clutch.” I’m baffled by this term, “clutch.” Is “clutch” genetic? Are you born with it? Can you call the doctor and get a prescription to increase your “clutch” flow? Is there night school where one can go to earn a Masters in “clutch?”
I heard plenty of wailing about “clutch” when Holliday got off to a slow start this season. His batting average with runners in scoring position suffered early. Did Holliday lose his “clutch” machismo and suddenly turn into a puddle of nerves?
Since May 30, Holliday is batting .450 with runners in scoring position. Well, I’m confused again. Did Holliday develop a rush of “clutch” courage? Did he go press a secret “clutch” button hidden inside Busch Stadium? Or did he go to Walgreen’s to buy “clutch” medication? I don’t know; maybe Matt is working with a “clutch” shaman.
...In the meantime, every time Holliday misses on an RBI opportunity, we’ll be in for more disoriented barking about “clutch.” Help me out here, please. I am curious. Does “clutch” come and go? Is a hitter mentally tough and oblivious to pressure one week, only to turn into a shivering wimp a few days later? When Holliday got his head shaved, did his barber remove too much of the “clutch?” (Forgive me, but I like having fun with this.)