Re: SMILEY- BENI MUST RETURN
posted at 1/4/2013 6:58 PM EST
In response to Sheriff-Rojas' comment:
In response to ZILLAGOD's comment:
The thing that amuses me is that most posters do not understand that smileybeni was an instigator. He baited the hook with Yankee thread after Yankee thread ( all derogatory).
Yes, this is a Red Sox forum. However all posters are welcome as long as they engage in postive, insightful (possibly intelligent...but , that doesn't seem to be a prerequisite) conversation. So many of our Yankee friends ( and yes they act as friends , supporting the rival team , but not with malice or disrespect) are more repectful of our Red Sox than Beni was of the Yankees. Would you sit idle and take that nonsense?....of course not. Yankee fans couldn't ignore the obsessive behaviour of this poster, who although often amusing, was clearly trying to initiate conflict with Yankee fans.
This is why I don't believe he belongs here. If he could tone it down or comment on something else, besides the latest Yankee soap opera or losing streak, I would accept that.
But this is a poster that was blatant and "over the top" obvious in that he was playing games with Yankee fans attempting to bait them into arguments or retaliation.
To the credit of the few good Yankee posters here, they always responded with class and without lowering themselves to the poor standards that many of our fellow Red Sox posters often use.
Actually, I didn't mind that Smiley was an instigator. That was part of his charm. He just was a very weak Yankee taunter. He would play the steroid or money/salary card after some Yankee success and it just looked like pitiful sour grapes. The guy (kid?) just didn't know when to pick his spots, although these spots have been few and far between the last few seasons.
Anyway, I facetiously fancied myself as kind of a mentor to him, kind of like Clint Eastwood was to the Hmong kid in Gran Torino. He needed to go for the jugular with pics like these:
especially when the team hit their lowest point.
Maybe, to his credit, he just wasn't mean and cruel enough to handle the job. But whether he returns or not, his name will live on. As long as this board continues to exist, I will honor him by celebrating the day in which the Yankee season ends without a World Series victory as "Smiley-Beni Day."
I hope he's okay. Spring Training is only 6 weeks away and he's not here assuring us that Jeter is cooked at 38 years old (how many ss's have played in a WS at that age?) or that the Yankee payroll will paralize them (what about 'A-Fraud'?) or that the Yanks clubhouse is being poisoned by jealousy....??....Smiley, where are you?? Come out, come out, wherever you awwwwww.....