If you had had a bat when you attacked the guy with the knife that might not have happened. If I was unarmed I with you all the way.
And just because its a baseball bat you don't have to use it like your trying to hit a baseball. you tent to be a little cautious when the other guy has a knife ( or a broken wild turkey bottle)
you're right on all points. there are a million variables. The only correct answer, especially at my age, is to shoot both of those stupid sons of b*tches.