With more "ZOMG! FIELDER AND MIGGY WILL DO HORRIBLE BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO LINEUP PROTECTION!!!!!!!!!!" talk, I got to thinking, what is the most annoying "Old School Baseball" axiom and/or stat that you wish would just die. Not a nice, peaceful, gentle dying in your sleep exit to life but a terrifying, strap it into a Soviet-built rocket and send it on an impact trajectory with the Sun, kind of death.
For me, the first stat on the chopping block would be the RBI stat. Sure, great hitters will get a lot of them and bad hitters wont, but comeon folks. I find it incredibly hard to believe that you are EVER faced with a situation where you are asked to rate a player and are ONLY given their RBI totals.
The axiom I would like to see die would be "clutchitudiness". The hitters that are "clutch" were good hitters to begin with and the ones that suck in clutch situations aren't good hitters to begin with OR you are looking at such a ridiculously small sample size that anything could have happened.