Re: Anyone on Red Sox: On the front burner worried about the Yankees?
posted at 6/26/2011 10:34 PM EDT
Steve, I wonder if you really don't comprehend anything, or it's just a tactic to exhaust anyone you're debating. You completely spin everything around. You're either going to have to make up your mind to read the posts you're commenting on, or you should put me on ignore. And don't bother waving it, I wouldn't spend a second of my time worrying about who's putting me on ignore.
I agree we’re exasperating each other. Maybe, just so that you and I don’t constantly annoy and/or waste each other’s time, maybe it’s better if we don’t bother with each other. As a general rule, I am NOT into the art of deceptions, manipulations, clever omissions, etc. I’m at fault for reading posts quickly, and I’ve decided to slow it down. As far as my spinning, this is a combination of the fact that different people often disagree, compounded by our different loyalties, and the resulting combative posturing. Heck, we can't even agree on who's on this board.
Some corrections to your post: 1) I told you that I thought, since it was your team, you knew about the umpires being fired because of playoff calls in 2009. I have no idea what "questioned your fidelity" means. If anything, it means the complete opposite of what I said.
Actually, I didn’t know they were fired; I heard something about how they might be replaced. As far as “questioned my fidelity”, perhaps it was bad terminology, it was the honesty issue; I should have said “questioned my integrity”
2) You didn't comprehend two of my posts -- even though you quoted them. And now I can add a third. I put the articles up about the umpires being fired, and one of the articles described all the plays. So, I don't know why you're saying you were taking my word for it about the Cano play.
I skipped the articles. Again, my bad, resulting in miscommunications that are my fault. I’ll check again. I can’t do it right now.
3) I said as far as I know I didn't think the National League had the same problem -- meaning no umpires were fired for bad calls. Again, calls SO bad they were FIRED for them.
My fault again, if that’s what you said. I’ll slow my post reading down.
As far as the story goes, I could do the obvious thing and just get in touch with him and ask him for it again. However, I'm not sure I want to tell him I need it again because I'm arguing with some guy on a message board. I'd much rather find it myself. As I've said, I have absolutely no doubt it was the truth as he was a bit of a baseball historian. It's difficult because I don't remember the year. He called it one of baseball's biggest secrets, but even when you google that, there are many other secrets, apparently. I don't believe it should be impossible to find -- especially since he had it, and gave it to me.
That’s up to you if you want to pursue it. Do you know what periodicals he’s worked for?