Re: Jitterbug Jake is driving the Red Sox offense
posted at 7/22/2011 6:18 AM EDT
"You are the same people that believe homosexuality is a physical manifestation rather than a psychological deficiancy, which makes sense to your incorrect snap judgements."
The former view has been validated through careful research not snap judgements. The latter view is based on prejudice which is hauntingly familiar to how you place players in a hate zone and nothing they can do on the field can get them out of it. So, in a sense, the shoe does fit you. Of course, like most folks who indulge in prejudice you have scurried around and gathered some questionable "facts" to support your conclusions. As certain players continue to defy your condemnations, it makes it that much harder for you to engage in a rational discourse. But of course that's how you like it.
There would be an easy way around all of this for you: to admit that you are wrong every now and then. Even the smartest baseball minds are wrong. In fact, the enduring appeal of sports has a lot to do with the fact that outcomes are unpredictable. The desire to be right at all times is a pathology as well.
Since you seem to be interested in pathology, I'll refer you to some very interesting stuff on pathological narcissism:
I'm not in a position to diagnose you but I must say some of the info here hits close to home, eh?
""The pathological narcissist, in my view, is a person obsessed with matters of superiority and inferiority, in both the moral and the material spheres. The pathological narcissist maintains a tight grip on a brittle, delusional sense of omnipotent superiority as a defense against deeply repressed shame, and feelings of inferiority and envy, which have typically been traumatically instilled and reinforced in the family of origin.... the pathological narcissist comes to believe in his unquestionable righteousness, viewing those who disagree or challenge him as hostile, cruel, crazy, ignorant, and/or morally repulsive. Because the pathological narcissist believes he is always right, never wrong, those who have any conflict or grievance with him are kept on the defensive because, according to the pathological narcissist, they are always wrong, never right. The pathological narcissist portrays his opponents and rivals as crazy, inferior, and/or as morally reprehensible. The obsession with unassailable, unimpeachable perfection represents the narcissist's desperate need for control and is the link between narcissism and authoritarianism."
I would ask my fellow board members if this reminds you of anyone. :)