In response to LR3683paw's comment:
There have been hundreds of posts banned over the last two weeks and not one of mine was. I tell you over and over again that I don't violate any forum rules. I am also not ninety-nine percent negative and pessimistic like Georom and Softlaw. There should more optimists and loyal fans here than the five that have to tolerate the continuous negativity by the majority. To enable them is just as good as being one of them. What is really wrong about Softlaw and Georom is that they are pretending. They both might be foils for Moonslav. redsoxdirtdog thinks so and I agree.
To be clear. I don't really care about the slim possibility of Moon using Stiffy as a contrived foil. It may be true, but I could really care less. I did posit the theory, when expressing my frustration with good posters, like moon, completely giving Stiffy a pass on his blatant racism. The stiffy / moon Socratic baseball dialogue does make for some interesting baseball / Red Sox analysis, but to me Stiffy's socio-political views, which he CONSTANTLY interjects, makes the debate unreadable!!! You marginalize yourself moon? Like Churchill trying to reason with the likes of Hitler on football. (yes stiffy, that was an analogy, not calling you Hitler) No harm in discussing the national pastime with a mate?
As for banning Stiffy & his diminutive toties, i.e. Bill-806/69, I completely oppose this!!!!! I originally joined the debate to chastise Kimmy for her infernal whining about banning people for saying things she doesn't like. I get so tired of her playing the alias police! I do think it's important to call out the Stiffy's on hate speech whenever they do it! Bill & the other toties don't spew the hate, but they give a wink & a nod while kissing his arsssse.
I do wonder why a liberal like Moon is so tolerant of some of the socio-political hate speech by the Stiff one??? Just a passing curiousity though. I am also curious as to how Moon can call Stiffy a "great poster," when constantly being party to Stiffy's hate speech on all things racial, anything having to do with homosexuality, or general bigotry? Do you think he's a great poster because he props you up as a foil? Why knock this other guy for his perseverant thinking, when you always give Stiffy a pass on his obsessions?
No offense moon, as you are a wealth of information visa vi all things baseball, but I do find it curious? If Stiffy were Newt Gingrich, would you be calling him a great baseball poster?