Re: Definitions of Homerism, Is it excusable?
posted at 4/20/2011 3:28 PM EDT
You know what I find funny, 791 (besides the fact that you and Babe never seem to have a problem with your "reply to" button, no matter how many names he creates), guys that are not from Boston that find Babe "funny". A guy who insults women and the military sounds like a real hoot.
Um...I've gone on record numerous times as saying that I don't support his non-baseball slur comments. The reason I defended him earlier is that I'd never seen that version of Babe. I've only seen the version that comes in tries to amusingly bait Red Sox fans--which he does with great ease. Rather than take the bait, I'd rather play along with him. By this, I don't mean that I'm going to bait Red Sox fans, but I do mean that I'm not going to fight back. Red Sox fans are easy targets for Yankee fans, but not vice-versa. Why do YOU think that is?
He, admittedly, comes to a Sox board because he's angry that Sox fans invade his town in the spring. That sounds normal. He loves all things Yankees and hates all thing Red Sox, yet, you center on a Sox fan, on his own board, who you feel is a homer. Hilarious.
Not exactly. Since you're not all that great with comprehending the written word, allow me to explain once again. I said that Babe has never claimed to be anything but a Yankee homer. SPC 1988 repeatedly claims to be objective. Anyone with a couple of brain cells, and the ability to read beyond a third grade level can see this. You and SPC are apparently the only ones that don't. Furthermore, I'm not faulting SPC for being a homer. In a way, I almost admire it. That said, I don't admire it in an analytical forum. All I was suggesting is that he embrace who he is. I, for one, would respect him a lot more if he did.
Whatever gets your Yankee blog going, I guess. You know, the one you said you didn't have.
First of all, the blog you were referring to, Billy Beane is my Hero was not a Yankee blog, but a baseball-wide blog. Secondly, I've since shut that down to blog to focus on writing for three other publications for which I was ASKED to write. The first one being Fire Brand of the American League, a blog about the Red Sox (starting writing for it in February). The second being It's About the Money Stupid, a blog about the Yankees (started writing in March). The third being occasional contributions to ESPN. Perhaps you don't like Red Sox fans mingling with Yankee fans, but I do. I'm anti-segregationist. Not that it matters, but the reason I was asked to write for IIATMS is two fold: (1) I'm analytical and (2) I'm able to write objectively about both teams, which quite frankly is a rarity among fans of the two rivals. Perhaps you see this as a bad thing, but I don't.
Btw, I notice you don't spend anytime defending Smiley-beni, described as the biggest Red Sox homer.
I avoid every topic smiley-beni starts, so that makes ignoring him easier. Also, I'm convinced he's a clever Yankee fan who's subversively making fun of Red Sox fans.
Just throwing that out there. But Beni may not support your blog as much. Too bad for him, I guess.
The more I read your post, the more I'm starting to think you're an SPC clone. You are the only one other than him who has an issue with my blog.
Since you frequently visit Yankee forums, maybe you can direct those of us not in the know as to the ones where Red Sox fans are there to keep Yankee fans "honest" and "real" -- and the Yankee fans think it's cool and funny. I can't find anyone who will tell me where it is, and I'd really like to see one. You'd have to hurry up though, because I doubt Sox fans would last a day there.
Um...the only Yankee forum I've ever posted at was Cano4Kemp, and that's because my good buddy Lowell4MVP invited me to join him over there. I haven't posted there since February or March because I don't have the time. I've maybe made a handful of posts.
Edit post: You also gotta love the "1,918" reply he gives to almost every question on the board involving numbers. Again, hilarious. My all-time favorite, though, when I first met him as "HeadofTed". Can't get any funnier than that.
What do they say about the company you keep?
What? Not really sure what you're saying kim. If you'd kindly tell me when you're done grinding that ax you've been working on for a while now, I'd greatly appreciate it.