Forum Ego vs. Enjoying your Team

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    The forum draws or else cultivates many who are or become more concerned with their ego and what they said yesterday or last week than rooting for the player that is being discussed. Suddenly they find themselves to place a higher value on being proven correct than on rooting for their team. Some have painted themselves into a corner and sound more like Yankee fans than Red Sox fans. It is sad.                                  
     
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    I know this was cross-posted from a Wakefield thread, but I think it was worth doing if it makes anyone think about what they're saying here. 

    It probably won't but I hope it does.
     
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    The forum draws or else cultivates many who are or become more concerned with their ego and what they said yesterday or last week than rooting for the player that is being discussed. Suddenly they find themselves to place a higher value on being proven correct than on rooting for their team. Some have painted themselves into a corner and sound more like Yankee fans than Red Sox fans. It is sad.                                  
    Posted by BeaconHill19


    It is an interesting phenomenon.  
     
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    I know this was cross-posted from a Wakefield thread, but I think it was worth doing if it makes anyone think about what they're saying here.  It probably won't but I hope it does.
    Posted by S5


    Yeah, it makes me think....that some people believe there is only one definition for fan loyalty, which is never to question or critique. When did it happen that in  a forum devoted to a Boston team, the same city that started the American Revolution, that the legitimate expression of a person's opinion made him or her a disloyal fan (or for that matter, not even a fan at all)?
     
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    nothing wrong with wanting to be right

    you should try it sometime pike


    then again I guess we can be like you and just change our screen

    name multi times a day
     
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    I fear the Sox don't have the pitching to make a postseason run, let alone win it all. I hope I'm as wrong as when I counted them out in '04.
     
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    nothing wrong with wanting to be right you should try it sometime pike then again I guess we can be like you and just change our screen name multi times a day
    Posted by pinstripezac32


    Beacon Hill---- />Kimsaysthis--->Your Echo---etc.
     
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    Wanting to be right should not persuade you to abandon your fandom and enjoyment. Georom bashed Pedroia when he first came up and had to eat crow two months later but some headstrong and obstinate posters would never admit that they were in error. Doing so would bust their fragile egos. Their egos trump everything else. Pity them.
     
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    Wanting to be right should not persuade you to abandon your fandom and enjoyment. Georom bashed Pedroia when he first came up and had to eat crow two months later but some headstrong and obstinate posters would never admit that they were in error. Doing so would bust their fragile egos. Their egos trump everything else. Pity them.
    Posted by BeaconHill19


    Its kind of the opposite for you as you always want to be right.  For all of your Rah-Rah Sox talk when one of the Sox is playing poorly you never admit it and attack the people who speak the truth about such play.  You abandon truth for fandom--all the while you never cease attacking others.
     
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    Agree with your pike-analysis in full.
     
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    In Response to Re: Forum Ego vs. Enjoying your Team : For all of your Rah-Rah Sox talk when one of the Sox is playing poorly you never admit it and attack the people who speak the truth about such play.  You abandon truth for fandom--all the while you never cease attacking others.
    Posted by Bad-Scene-


    I see no point in kicking someone when they're down.  Do you really think that CC started hitting better or Pedroia came out of his slump because of what we said here on BDC?? 

    I'd rather recognize it when some players or the team is slumping but do it in the manner of , "Yes, it's happening.  That doesn't make XX a bad player.  Let's hope he comes out of his slump soon."

    As Thumper's mother said to Thumper, "If you can't say something nice don't say anything at all."
     
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         When the Sox or a player proves me wrong is ok with me. I was against signing Varitek, but his play has justified ths faith the Sox showed him. One of my biggest criticizms has been the FO not getting bull-pen help at trade deadline. IMO and I stated it at the time that they needed to upgrade front end of pen, and also needed a LH specialist. In this instant I've been proven correct, but this address is still hoping that Albers, Morales, etc. can turn things around.
     
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    I have been disappointed greatly in the performance of several Red Sox players but I am not the kind to get into the ego game by coming here and predicting that he will underperform for the next six years. I don't get into the ego game by blaming such signings on Theo. Why paint yourself into an ego corner by being premature, headstrong, and impatient unless you want to come here and just entertain or be entertained by engaging in pizzin tests to inflate your ego. Don't you see how it ruined Softlaw's life ( if he ever was a Sox fan). He painted himself into a corner with his Jake predictions and failed miserably and not his ego is shattered. He would have better off to have taken the cautious route. Now he watches games and hopes that Jake does poorly. How much fun is that. Others here hope that Lackey bombs each game because they are on record that he will. Same with Drew ( Andrewmitch) and Tito ( Georom, Bosox1941, and others). They sacrifice their game enjoyment because of their stance on the forum. THE EGO GAME.

     
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    I have been disappointed greatly in the performance of several Red Sox players but I am not the kind to get into the ego game by coming here and predicting that he will underperform for the next six years. I don't get into the ego game by blaming such signings on Theo. Why paint yourself into an ego corner by being premature, headstrong, and impatient unless you want to come here and just entertain or be entertained by engaging in pizzin tests to inflate your ego. Don't you see how it ruined Softlaw's life ( if he ever was a Sox fan). He painted himself into a corner with his Jake predictions and failed miserably and not his ego is shattered. He would have better off to have taken the cautious route. Now he watches game sand hopes that Jake does poorly. How much fun is that. Others here hope that Lackey bombs each game because they are on record that he will. Same with Drew ( Andrewmitch) and Tito ( Georom, Bosox1941, and others). The sacrifice there game enjoyment because of their stance on the forum. THE EGO GAME.
    Posted by BeaconHill19

    Its they and their....not the and there in that last poorly crafted sentence. I think many fans react the way they do because of poor play and not motives you have created in your own mind.
     
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    As someone who is relatively new to the board.....I find many of the posters who take negative stands on certain players entertaining. Their posts can be humorous and informative in many ways....even when I think they are wrong. Some of course just drone on with the same sentences on every different topic....but if they are Sox fans, I would not assume that they root against guys and in extent the Sox jsut because they post that they think they are a bust.....I think and hope that at home watching TV they are atill rooting for the guy to succeed....even if they will go on and post "even a bling squirrel finds an acorn once in a while" nonsense the next day
     
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    I am not one of those.  I love it when my dire prediction is proved wrong--like my thread on the NL road trip to Pittsburgh, Philly, and Houston. 
     
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    In Response to Re: Forum Ego vs. Enjoying your Team:
    In Response to Re: Forum Ego vs. Enjoying your Team : Its they and their....not the and there in that last poorly crafted sentence. I think many fans react the way they do because of poor play and not motives you have created in your own mind.
    Posted by Bad-Scene-


    I agree and that proves the the point went over your head. They react to poor play and overreact, assume it will continue, assume it was predictable, assume the signing was wrong, and assume that they are alone in noticing the poor play ( preaching to the choir). Through their overeaction, being super critical, all knowing, impatient, headstrong / obstinate, and fatalistic - IN A LOUD PUBLIC VERBAL RANT day after day in the forum, they set their stance in concrete and are committed or stuck with it. Now their egos are tethered to their extreme stance and there is no escape from it. I thought that the was explained to you above but it went into one ear and out the other.
     
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    In Response to Re: Forum Ego vs. Enjoying your Team : I agree and that proves the the point went over your head. They react to poor play and overreact, assume it will continue, assume it was predictable, assume the signing was wrong, and assume that they are alone in noticing the poor play ( preaching to the choir). Through their overeaction, being super critical, all knowing, impatient, headstrong / obstinate, and fatalistic - IN A LOUD PUBLIC VERBAL RANT day after day in the forum, they set their stance in concrete and are committed or stuck with it. Now their egos are tethered to their extreme stance and there is no escape from it. I thought that the was explained to you above but it went into one ear and out the other.
    Posted by BeaconHill19

    Pike it is not your forum, posters can write what they want. Also, this Sox team was billed as a 100+ game winner, some folks were talking about them being a team for the ages.  Even if they win the WS (unlikely according to many) they will still not be a team for the ages so many are upset that they bought into that hype. Fans  from ALL OVER not just of your beloved Red Sox react negatively when their team does not play well and frankly this Sox team has not lived up to expectations and it is hard for you to deal with when fans get upset about that. I don't know what to tell you, Pike it seems nothing makes you happy.
     
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    In Response to Re: Forum Ego vs. Enjoying your Team : Pike it is not your forum, posters can write what they want. Also, this Sox team was billed as a 100+ game winner, some folks were talking about them being a team for the ages.  Even if they win the WS (unlikely according to many) they will still not be a team for the ages so many are upset that they bought into that hype. Fans  from ALL OVER not just of your beloved Red Sox react negatively when their team does not play well and frankly this Sox team has not lived up to expectations and it is hard for you to deal with when fans get upset about that. I don't know what to tell you, Pike it seems nothing makes you happy.
    Posted by Bad-Scene-


    This thread wasn't about that. I's sorry that you can't comprehend the concept. The concept might apply to other baseball forums besides this one and I'm sure it does. It could also be applicable to the Celtics and Bruins forums. Fans of those teams can also ruin their enjoyment by participating in a forum and letting their egos take over.
     
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    In Response to Re: Forum Ego vs. Enjoying your Team : This thread wasn't about that. I's sorry that you can't comprehend the concept. The concept might apply to other baseball forums besides this one and I'm sure it does. It could also be applicable to the Celtics and Bruins forums. Fans of those teams can also ruin their enjoyment by participating in a forum and letting their egos take over.
    Posted by BeaconHill19


    You just showed how silly you are, again. You admit the concept may apply to other baseball forums and that you think it does and that it occurs among fans of the Celtics and Bruins but somehow it does not apply to this Sox forum and Sox fans.  Fans are fans Pike, they all do it. It applies here just as it does with other fans of other teams.
     
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    In a soldier’s stance, I aimed my hand
    At the mongrel dogs who teach
    Fearing not that I’d become my enemy
    In the instant that I preach

    -Bob Dylan

     
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    In Response to Re: Forum Ego vs. Enjoying your Team : You just showed how silly you are, again. You admit the concept may apply to other baseball forums and that you think it does and that it occurs among fans of the Celtics and Bruins but somehow it does not apply to this Sox forum and Sox fans.  Fans are fans Pike, they all do it. It applies here just as it does with other fans of other teams.
    Posted by Bad-Scene-


    Never said that. Please reference where I said that. IT DOES apply here also.
     
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