posted at 2/12/2012 1:16 PM EST
In Response to Re: Concerned?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Concerned? : Or you could tell me about yours. Actually, if you read what I wrote you will find it simply falls into line with human beings in general. And the idea of indiviual "cancers" needing to be labeled as such is a media creation and done with selection, and probably purpose in many cases. After all, why did the Bleacher Report decide locker room fighter Chad Curtis did not belong on this list, but Oliver Perez, who exercised a privilege provided by the MLB players union, did and was therefore a detriment to his teams. If you re-read what I wrote (or read for the first time, if need be), I don't deny humans don't all get along, and I don't attempt to establish any impact of allegeedly cancerous individuals. I only question media interpretation. AND I honestly believe I have been on as many buses and in as many locker rooms and traveled with as many MLB players on planes as all the bloggers at the Bleacher Report combined. What are their credentials? I do find it interesting that you refuse ESPN reports on Becket's ankle, but have no problem with the material supplied by bloggers and readily accept it at face value...
Posted by notin[/QUOTE]
Mine? I have spoken enough on this forum of my experience as a young man to indicate that I was a habitue of locker rooms, club houses, planes, busses, and hotels with teammates.
In all this time you spent around ML players, what was your function? Were you one of them? Did you have continual access to what they thought and felt, as a teammate would over time?
Why, you even thought in an earlier post that it's not important for teammates to be in the dugout during games, where they might be useful, and, where, more to the point, they might learn something. Pitchers, for instance, might pick up something about a batter they will face later. Did any of those ML players tell you that it's no big deal to be in the clubhouse during a game? Or, perhaps, were you in the clubhouse with players during a game?
The world wants to know.