Re: Way to go Iggy! Red Sox Winner & Starting SS!!!!!
posted at 5/10/2011 1:42 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Way to go Iggy! Red Sox Winner & Starting SS!!!!!
[QUOTE]I did some board op work for Glen Beck down here in Tampa at 970Fla in my earlier years of radio...what a pompus azz... When you learn how to spell "pompous", you'll do a better job of handled your deep seated insecurity that leads to your "working class" bigotry. One of the most frequently used phrases of bigotry is "working class". No need to carry a chip because you come from a family of lower wage laborers. But if that's what must fuel your anger, get professional help for your problem. You waste a lot of engergy like that. I can't stand Beck, for reasons that have nothing to do with why you can't stand him. In your case, it's economic background that fuels your deep seated bigotry. Beck isn't pompous, you carry a big chip that you keep putting back up after it regularly gets knocked off. Beck is in the entertainment business, and he entertains me about as much as Bruce Springstreen, which is just long enough to take the necessary action to avoid the picture and/or sound. Lowrie qualifies for nothing until he plays a full season of MLB. Right now, his main focus is on counting his days of MLBPA service. Lowrie does not have "decent speed". Lowrie may well be the slowest middle infielders in the MLBPA. There are players i wish werent here That begs the question, who are those players? Wishing players weren't here is a futile waste of energy. I wish Crawford and his contract weren't here, but they'll never, ever, ever, ever be able to move him unless they pay all but a small fraction of his 30 year old plus freight. Crawford will be here, so I move on to the discussion of what future team needs are. Iglesias is here, and Pedroia is here, and Youk is here, etc. I haven't "backed off of" anything on Beckett. I've said, over and over, that he was fat embarrassing performer in 2010, and whether he came back in decent shape and produced commensurate with his contract would be the most important single key to The Ultimate Key of the performance of the starting pitching staff. Despite the lovers of Lowrie's few weeks of hitting splits, offense has never been and will not be an issue for this year's season prospects (with Lowrie or without him). As with Ellsbury (I was the only one who scoffed at the "already a gold glover" talk of spring 2008), it always takes time for the naysayers to admit that Lowrie is never going to be a good enough defender to be an everyday career MLB SS. Slow release, lower velocity on the throws, slow reflexes and feet. That does not translate into an everyday career MLB SS, nor does a guy going under the early radar for short snipets of high BA and OPS change the fact that a gifted defensive SS like Iggy would be more productive for this team if he hit around the Mendoza line. Few people understand what the SS position is all about, and it's not about slugging and playing low range poor SS defense. Lowrie's only everday player future in the MLBPA is at 2nd base. There is no way this guy can handle the hot corner everday, nor can he handle a corner OF slot, even if he ever puts up high slugging numbers for a corner IF'er or OF'er for a full season (he won't).
Posted by softlawRS[/QUOTE]
Me thinketh thou dost protest too much!
No matter how many ways you keep reframing your arguments, you still sound like a moron!
Not to even try to psychoanalyze a "guy" like you............ BUT!
*Were you an only child?
*Did your parents heep false praise on ad nosium?
*Were they part of the "don't keep score at my baby's game" crowd???
*Did they constantly tell you that you don't have to listen to others because you are soooooooo smart?
*Did your parents tell you that your opinions were always right for you?
*Did the wipe you past the age of 10?
*Did they demand equal 'playing time' for you once you reached junior high?
*Did they tell you that your coach just didn't like you because you were so smart. That he was just threatened by your superior baseball knowledge???
*That you were sitting on the bench because he ultimately feared that you might become the first junior high player / coach????
Did they try to get said coach fired???
*Did they tell you that the other players / kids hated you because they were jealous of you?
*Did they unsuccessfully bring a lawsuit against the school district when you were "unfairly" relegated to waterboy / batboy?
*Did they constantly call your teachers to complain that your failing grades were unquestionably due to the fact that you were "bored" in class, shifting the blame to your teachers. Lord knows it couldn't be their pumpkin's fault!!!
*Did they browbeat said teachers into GIVING you better grades???
*Did they subsequently suit the school district?
*Did they try to suit your neighbors when the other kids beat you up?
Just curious? I think if people were able to understand you, they might not be so hostile????
Anyway...... You're a pretty funny guy! :)