Re: Ortiz blames media for being hit by pitch-Do you agree with him?
posted at 6/10/2011 2:48 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Ortiz blames media for being hit by pitch-Do you agree with him?
[QUOTE]The stupid part about pro sports is how these "macho" feelings dominate these situations. Jesus is a saviour to so many of these athletes who point to the sky when they have a good game, or hit a homerun. Yet, they do exactly what Jesus Christ would not do. They seek retaliation by aggressive means. You are more of a man if you do not lower yourself to the ignorant hostile actions ( or perceived hostile actions) of your adversary. The best thing you can do to shame your opponents in sports is to beat them not beat them up. Beating them up proves you are more primitive minded and ignorant. Beating them on the scoreboard means you are superior at what you are there to do. It shows how our society has not progressed that much. We claim to be civilized but we act worse than animals.
Posted by ZILLAGOD[/QUOTE]
I often agree with what you have to say on this board, but I've gotta respectfully disagree with you on this!
SPORTS is a game! Most of the violent responses are just a part of playing the game. Are there some guys who will always "turn the other cheek?" Sure.......
J.D. Drew comes to mind. Very nice guy. Very good LFer. Beautiful swing!!!!!
BUT.... the way he plays does make you wonder just how much passion the guy really has for the game. He is a devout Christian & I admire how he keeps his emotions in check. Fair or not though, I personally think bringing this mentality onto the field keeps him from playing like a dirtdog often times! JUST MY OPINION........ BUT sometimes I think he's a bit TOO NICE! TOO SOFT! Let's face it, J.D. Drew is not a guy who is going to help FIRE UP his teammates!!!! Tek, taking on A-Rod in 04!!!!! Violent?? Sure! Is there ANY DOUBT that it helped fire up the team???? NONE!
Retaliation is a part of the game. It should be done "cleanly" (let's say.... not at the head)! An occasional brawl??? Hell yeh!
THE BOSTON BRUINS!!!!! Sorry! BUT their comeback is based upon some violent retaliation! CLEAN, but VIOLENT! SORRY! but I could not enjoy the Boston Bruins without the kind of "smash mouth" hockey they are building their comeback on! It's actually a beautiful thing to watch! :)
Come on buddy! :) It's sports! I'm a pretty nice guy off the field, but when I took the ice or field, "Mr. Nice Guy" was the last thing you would ever call me! If you haven't seriously played competitive physical contact sports, you could never understand this! Not saying you haven't! I don't disrespect what you're trying to say, I just happen to profoundly disagree! I personally could not play sports without that slightly violent edge!
:) Enjoy! What a season!!! :)