Re: FARRELL just got my PERMANENT respect upon yanking HANRAHAN!
posted at 4/13/2013 8:25 PM EDT
In response to pumpsie-green's comment:
What personal insult? I didn't call you names as you did here in two instances. I said that specific post was stupid. There is a difference. Beyond that, do you really expect me to take your opinion about Francona serious when you reduce yourself to childish name-calling (of Francona) that makes you come across as a 12-year-old and compound that with obvious exaggerations? Are you serious? And if you don't believe you were eggerating then you truly are dillusional.
You're not interested in a serious discussion on Francona's managerial ability. You just want to spew hatred of the man w/o regard to reality so like I posted -- I just let you rant, which is all you want to do concerning Tito.
What did Farrell do that Francona wouldn't have done? He pulled his starter after 7 IP, 100 pitches. He pitched his eight-inning guy one inning. He put his closer in the ninth of a tie game and pulled him after two walks when he couldn't throw a strike. If you actually believe that Francona or any manager wouldn't have done the same in that situation, then wow -- you truly are blinded by an irrational hatred. (Sad really.) Farrell did a good job today, but he hardly set some new managerial standard. The Sox won, so he looked good.
As for my post about comparing managers. Wow -- are you that insecure that when someone is expressing their opinion that you think they're setting rules. Freakin' incredible.
And seriously? You think that expressing one's opnion is being arrogant. For someone with nearly 8,600 posts, that an amazing attitude. Well, I guess you're as arrogant as I am since we have nearly the same number of posts.
When you are engaged in a legitimate discussion and call a post "stupid" instead of discussing it based on its merits I call that personal. Sorry you disagree. As regards the nicknames, too bad if you don't like them. I could not care less. These are public personalities and are subject to being booed or given nicknames to suit their performance. Most public personalities understand that they are targets for both criticism and applause. You need to understand that. What did Farrell do that Tito would not have done? Obviously you have not been paying attention. He removed a struggling closer in a timely manner. Thats not Francomas style; he left his pitchers in the game past all understanding. He was a very mediocre manager, lacking in creativity and tactical understanding. I am complimenting Farrell as much as criticizing Francoma here, and its not up to YOU or anyone else to post that I or anyone else should stop comparing the two. Last I checked you are NOT the moderator here and therefore do not make the rules.
You use phrases like "witless wonder" and "Francoma" and characterize his managerial technique as sitting their spitting into a spittoon. I'm sorry, but that tells the rest of us that you're not interested in a legitimate discussion.
Yes, I called that specific post stupid. As I recall -- and maybe my memory is faulty -- you've had posts that I've agreed with and even if I disagreed with some others, you posted in an intelligent manner. So I'm not going to post with a broad brush like you did. You didn't like my posts and called me arrogant and stupid. I thought one specific post was idiotic, so I called that specific post stupid. That you can't see the difference tells all of us a lot about you and illustrates you quick you are to jump to extremes. People quick to jump to extremes usually aren't interested in legitimate discussion.
And that inferred that I was calling you stupid -- well, I didn't realize you were so thin-skinned.
Most public personalities understand that they are targets for both criticism and applause.
Well no chit Sherlock. And I was letting you rant on about Tito anyway you want. What's so hard to understand. But if another person is ranting on in a childish, immature fashion, I DON'T HAVE to engage in a discussion with that person.
Beyond the rest of your post on Francona -- like I posted before. You already have your mind locked into your own reality, so I'm not going to get any more involved in a useless back-and-forth concerning what Francona did or didn't do as manager.
Last I checked you are NOT the moderator here and therefore do not make the rules.
Seriously -- again with "the rules. Geez guy -- get help. I was just expressing my OPINION that it's a useless excercise. If you don't agree -- FINE. Do whatever the heck you like. But really -- are you that insecure that when someone expresses an opinion like that you're interpretting it as a rule.
Geez, maybe I am arrogant, but I'm not so dillusional to think that I can magically create some rule simply because I'm posting an opinion on a subject.
But thank you if you think I do have that power. I mean, why else would you keep bringing it up that I'm creating some rule that you HAVE to follow.
So on that note:
I hearbye allow pumpsie or anyother poster engage in any useless comparison until their heart's content.