Re: Freak Injury Sidelines Star Again
posted at 3/29/2013 11:46 AM EDT
In response to UnionFallsNY's comment:
The OP was well written and clever but was redundant since many in the forum have made it a habit to attack the character of the players on their team and especially Ellsbury. The forum was loaded with many who were sure that JD Drew had a terrible attitude and didn't care. Youk's character was questioned when he went onto the DL as was Papi's. "Red Sox" fans enjoy coming here and doing character assasination on THEIR ballplayers and figure that it is all part of the acceptable game here. What is NEVER acceptable to them however is to attack the character of fellow regular posters. That is VERBOTEN. Sounds like hypocrisy to me.
The Golden Rule applies to fellow posters but doesn't apply towards the players. They are fair game and no facts, logic, or reason are necessary. It's all such great fun to belittle the character of the players that you root for while you spend $100 to wear player X's sweatshirt out in public. I can just see JackBU wearing a Papi sweatshirt while he types away insults into the forum. All under the banner of "having fun" here. Why not ditch the Papi shirt and wear a Softlaw shirt?
IDK Pike??? Seems to me, there is one obvious distinction, and it is in fact a huge difference. There are the Softy / Stiffys who do exactly as you say. They relentlessly bash Red Sox players, the FO, ownership, the RS fans, and Boston in general. These guys are very easy to spot, and it's actually sort of fun tweaking them. No worries! We're all big boys here, or at least we used to be. Then there are the majority, who LOVE the Red Sox with an undying passion. We're not affraid to bang on a player or two when warranted. We get frustrated with someone who we feel is bringing down OUR TEAM (not theirs). You see, we correctly realize that the Red Sox have always been OUR TEAM, for decades before most of these guys were even born. We still root with a burning passion for OUR Red Sox 365 days per year.
You just need to calm down a bit. Stop tilting at windmills. One of us says something remotely negative about a Red Sox player, and you lose your cookies. You stalk said offender with the dogged zeal of an SS trooper. Even over a very funny OP as this.
You simply need to relax just a bit! As was the case with Kimsaythis this past winter. She was absolutely losing her mind going after everybody. "Ban him! Ban her! The Yanks are coming! The Yanks are coming! They're everywhere!! They must be rooted out! Aaaaaaaah!" She totally lost her mind. Your witch hunt is equally infuriating.
You seem like a great Red Sox fan, so just try to relax and enjoy. :) Go after the real nut jobs...... Stiffy is always open game! Now go get him tiger!!