Re: Essential Softy and NHSteven OR What Happened Last Night.?
posted at 6/25/2011 8:41 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Essential Softy and NHSteven OR What Happened Last Night.?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Essential Softy and NHSteven OR What Happened Last Night.? : Those posters are the chronic complainers that the forum would be off without. They might even be trolls. You should know by now that most threads are made by those who are "wet blankets" and not loyal fans. Why do you as a Yankee fan want to join the doomsday mob? Why not just ridicule the fair weather fans like Babe does? Babe admits that he is a troll and pot stirrer while you try to be more subtle. In tandem, the two of you are like the "Good cop, bad cop" routine. You need to spend more time following your team. It is ironic that you go to a game in Pittsburg and are in the midst of Red Sox fans - how parallel to your chosen Internet life and obsession. How about the murdurers row at the bottom of the Yankee lineup? Any comment on them? Instead you devote your entire time and energy to two in the Sox lineup in one game? Cherry picking?
Posted by Your-Echo[/QUOTE]
1) Nah, it's just my style, and it's apparently less controversial than yours, based on the majority opinion, where ironically most of these posters are of the 'enemy' in relation to me, to use your vernacular. BTW, in 6 years I was never banned. Can you say the same ?
2) I was in the midst of RS fans because of the RSN syndrome; the majority near me (and largely throughout the stadium) were RS fans, mostly Bostonians (and suburbs) who travelled there. 2 RS fans that I spoke to (they live in Chelmsford MA, not far from me, when I'm not on the road, that is) claimed it was near impossible to get flights to Pitt. They went to a SF game a couple of yrs ago (vs RS), and claimed there were more RS fans there than Giants fans. (Or to put in other words: have RS fan, will travel).
3) According to you I'm cherry picking, but that truly wasn't the intent; nor was it my intent to join any angry mob, and heaven knows I've been in trouble with the ra-ra fans as well. And I can think of at least a few who claim I'm not so subtle.
4) I spent my entire posts on the lineup? I was at the game via good seats and made what I thought were good observations, and actually said good things about Agon and Albers (who should be the setup man over Bard, IMO); I also discussed Managers around the league and in the past, fan interaction, and the Scutaro v Lowrie topic; how could you overlook all this? Unless you're cherry picking, that is, LOL. Also, FWIW, Babe and I don't get along; in fact, I have him on ignore, along with a few others.
5) As far as my internet obsession goes, you may have a point there, but I have 5k posts in 6 yrs, using 1 alias (except not according to you, who actually has had a bunch) there's many who have more posts, some much more. Also what about your whacked out obsession? Someone would need to write a book to scratch that surface.
6) I didn't know it was so important to you that I discuss the bottom of the Yankee order. I must have tickled a funny bone with this whole lineup thing, a topic I didn't even start; so for that reason; I shall gladly oblige:
Swisher, Avg: .245; He was off to a terrible start, and that includes the field, too. I was never a big fan of his. He is largely a mistake hitter, and as a result, does not do well against good pitching; hence his PS #s are the pits. He seems to have picked it up some recently. For his sake, it's a good thing he did. Also, he's what I call too happy. Why not? (He's probably thinking.) I'm guessing in his mind set, it's great to be a Yankee.
Posada, Avg: .232 - Even in his prime, I always thought he was overrated, especially defensively. Called a lousy game (the antithesis of Varitek), had an average arm, and my nickname for him was "Mr. Passed Ball". He does get plus marks for durability, a good stick (yrs ago) and clutch play, but also makes bonehead plays. Last yr, he made Varitek's 39 yr old arm look like a rifle in comparison. He looked completely done about 6 weeks ago (when his avg was hovering around .160, and complained about batting 9th); now he's doing better, but the FO may still DFA him if he doesn't adjust to his new role.
Nunez, Avg : 244 - A god - awful fielder who the Yankees somehow like because of his physical tools.
Martin Avg .233 - He has a bad back, and it's affecting his hitting. His best hitting days appear to be behind him. He's lucky if he hits above the Mendoza line by the end of the yr (He's hitting in the low .100s after a hot start). Is one of the top receivers in the game, both around the plate, blocking balls, and with thwarting base stealers (He led the NL in CS% last yr, and I believe other times, amongst Catchers who played in 75 G or more). And that play at the plate last week vs Chi-N was classic Martin. Unfortunately, his back is affecting his Defense too; he can't seem to bend for pitches he used to stop in his sleep. His backup, Cervelli (.197), although spunky & feisty (He has a little Pedroia in him; Remy once said he's a pain in the neck - in a Good way), he has come down to earth (after a quantum leap from the low minors in 2010 as an emergency stopgap), and has proven to be a 4A player; with a little league arm.
And yet, with all this, and their pitching woes, they are tied with the RS at the perch atop the behemoth gauntlet known as the AL East; thanks in part to a superior team ERA (Ranked #11 for NYA in MLB vs #20 for Bos). Who would have thought?
Let me know if I forgot anything.