Okay, so it's the bottom of the ninth, bases loaded, tie game with a game in the standings at stake, two outs. The previous two hitters have walked. Do you
a.) swing at first pitch
b.) swing once he's thrown you at least one strike
c.) swing once he's thrown you at least two strikes
d.) keep the bat on your shoulder and pray for a walk-off walk
If you're Maicer Izturis, you choose the only wrong answer with A. If Izturis is on my fictional major league team, he probably won't see another game this season.
This is the epitome of dumb baseball. And it happens all the time.