Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 6/6/13
It may have been a college professor, or perhaps a commentator on Yahoo! Answers, that once stated, "Perception is a reality, but perception is not reality itself." Such is true in the world of sports. Observations are not in short supply, and thanks to amplified coverage and presence of social media, some mindsets become repeated and echoed, thus transforming into perceived actualities. The diamond has its fair share of supposed infallibilities. "Don't bat left-handers together in the lineup" is a personal favorite, as well as the decree that "closers can't pitch in non-save situations." Watching a few broadcasts over the weekend, one maxim that reared its head multiple times was the conviction that "hitting starts to heat up over the summer." It's an adage baseball fans have heard multiple times, so much so that it's become an accepted truth. Moreover, it's an assumption that many fantasy owners take to heart when their stars falter in the opening months, consoling in the belief...
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