Re: Stop the over reaction
posted at 7/6/2013 5:45 PM EDT
In response to moonslav59's comment:
I'm not sure how talking of 100 wins somehow interferes with sitting back and enjoying the ride.
I do think posters tend to over-react during hot or cold streaks, but it kind of irks me a little when people assume some of us are not enjoying the season, just because we...
1) are critical of some aspects of our team
2) are into stats and metrics and trends in numbers
3) are wanting to make adjustments to our roster to better our chances now and in the future
As you know, and I think Jim was getting at this:
1. There's a difference between honest criticism or concerns and mindless bashing based on nothin but the desire to bash.
Agreed. There's far too much of that on this site.
2. There's nothing wrong with being into stats and advanced metrics, but at times I feel some fans ignore the human element that's involved and important and cherry-picking stats in futile attempts to back up a mindless bashing.
I have been accused of ignoring the human element, because I back my positions up with data. Sometimes appearances may not equal reality, We don't really know each other that well here.
3. There's nothing wrong with wanting to find ways to improve the team, but again, it's the extreme that some posters go to or the ideas that are so far from reality that the ignorance behind it is mindboggling.
I love the, let's trade Bailey, Hanrahan and Bard for some player on a team looking to rebuild. Cracks me up everytime.
There's a difference in talking/dreaming about 100 wins when the team is going hot and the next-step some posters take in framing it as a likelihood -- the same posters who will look at one losing streak or one lost series (or even game) and extrapolate into a losing record.
Agreed, but I don't see how a poster thinking we may win 100 is somehow not enjoying the game as much because of that. (I guess if we lose...)
I don't want to put words into Jim's mouth, but I think his main point -- or at least my point would be -- is that too many fans get too caught up in the moment (good or bad moments) and don't sit back and enjoy the process. The baseball season is a long season and I think some fans in their effort to anaylize the moment lose the overall enjoyment of the season.
I've always tried to be even keeled through good and bad streaks. I hate the use of tiny sample sizes to make definitive judgements. It's the one thing that bugs me most on this site. softy is the master, but others jump on and off the bandwagon so much, their knees must be bloodied.
Just my opinion anyway.
And, fair ones at that.