Re: A Somewhat Troubling Factoid...........
posted at 12/17/2013 1:02 PM EST
In response to solareclipse's comment:
Space, you can't converse without grasping the issues raised in the thread. Mooncrat injected race, and now you keep aping on about race. I've repeated that the issue isn't about the "why" and "how" of the disparity, but the fact that the career earnings disparity it's somewhat troubling given the performance grand canyon bewteen the two players.
The thread was designed to prove, and it does, that performance isn't remotely related to compensation in restricted markets. This thread was also designed to gauge why this issue isn't troubling to most readers, based on the issue of player popularity. It's done that.
And while race is a factor, I didn't inject race into this thread.
Space, since you have, your words are shallow and hollow. Advancing the notion that Rice wasn't popular because he was standoffish is a function of the Boston pride and prejudice of you and the Boston market. Trust me, you don't want to go there in your own intimate choices in life. I've read enough from you to know that Rice wasn't your favorite player. But, since you have advanced that, I want you to describe in detail why he was your favorite player. You better work hard on it;) Nice try. You might try the card, "I don't have favorites", it's a bad but better play.
As for Ortiz, nothing has changed whatsoever since 1975, in that respect. Superficiality and PC image for dough and show is exposed in intimate personal lives. Boston is Boston, Space, just take a look and big or small sample those Boston crowds.
Softy, please allow me to point you to a post, in this very thread, on the first page, that first "injected race" into the discussion, and see if you can tell me who the author of the post was:
" kinow what's more popular in the Boston market, based on the market's prevailing "physical" likes and dislikes;)"
Need a hint?
By the way, Jim Rice was indeed my favorite player. What have you read from me that would lead you to believe otherwise? That I stated the fact that he standoffish with the media? That he brooded? That was part of the reason I loved him. He didn't have a "PC image for dough and show".
And, please, I am not scared. Elucidate me on why "I dont want to go there in my own intimate choices in life"? I am utterly fascinated.