I missed a couple of posts this week – maybe you read them, maybe you didn’t. Anyway, the first one is from a person who has repeatedly said that I have censured him and that I have banned him from the board (neither of which are true):
The latest from Mr. Timmons:
“…the Dodgers pitching should place them into the upper echelon of National League pitching staffs–I’ll go out on a limb and say that the Dodgers should be in the TOP THREE in ERA in the N.L.”
And to think he has the temerity to accuse others of fuzzy thinking. When did those pigs start flying in the midnight skies over Indiana, Mark?
But then when I glanced at the logic he used to argue his position, it became all too clear. Seems that the Dodger sucked big time as a whole last year. Since they all stunk up the place last year, it apparently stands to reason in the mind of Mr. Timmons that they’ll all have career years this time around and the Dodgers will win the world series.
Straight forward enough. assemble the worst team in baseball and all those guys will have career years the year following and your favorite tram will go from last to first.
Brilliant thinking there Timmons!
My response: (shrugging shoulders) OK! Whatever!
The next post is from a person who usually doesn’t post here, but since he uses his name, I’ll use it. It’s from Alex at dodgerfan.net which is a nice site with a clean new format.
Glad to see you reasserting the conditions of participation. As a fellow Dodgers blogger, I want to echo the points you made about how we’re free to write whatever we want, but many of us choose to not get dragged down into commenting of the off-field stuff that isn’t generally relevant to the game itself.
Thanks for this thoughtful post and see you at spring training!
I say “Thanks Alex.”
I have also gotten over a dozen e-mails thanking me for asserting the rules, but I would presume that they didn’t want their name used since it was a private e-mail.
I do admit that I went to World Crossing to see what was being said about me. Some of it was comical, most was not true and all of it was pathetic. For the record, you can say what you want on this site (except for profanity or political stuff). If you say I censure you, you are lying! You can disagree with me, and I just let Lawdog mock me. It was a little childish, but OK – I’ll let him.
Here’s the thing: SAY SOMETHING RELEVANT ABOUT THE DODGERS. You can even say things about the Divorce and say that you hate McCourt. BUT WHEN YOU SAY IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN, LIKE A BROKEN RECORD, YOU ARE EITHER DELUSIONAL OR PURPOSLY IRRITATING, AND EITHER WAY, I WILL NOT TOLERATE IT!
Make your point(s) and move on, but when you say the same sorry stuff over and over – I loose my patience. I do not suffer fools very well. Sorry, but that’s a shortcoming of mine. If you don’t like what I write, you have two choice:
- Read it and disagree, and post why; or
- Don’t read it.
Simple, but saying the same tired stuff five hundred times does not make it true. At some point, McCourt may be forced to sell the Dodgers. That could be in March or March of 2013, or it may never happen. I have seen people say that Bud Selig should step in and take control of the Dodgers. I just shake my head when I read that stuff. If the Dodgers go bankrupt, then he can or if certain other things happen, he might be able to do it. The truth is: we don’t know how much financial difficulty the Dodgers are in. Other teams have been in horrible shape and Bud did not step in, so to set that precedent would be grounds for a lawsuit. MLB doesn’t want that. McCourt is the owner and until he isn’t, it is foolish to beat that drum on every post. I will say that if McCourt is ousted, I think someone should think about turning the Dodgers into a publicly held organization and sell stock to the public. That would be way cool!
Insofar as what you write, you can even mis-quote me, as Lawdog repeatedly does, and I’ll even let that go (sometimes). I think most people see through all that stuff anyway. Let’s talk about what is on the field. That’s the fun part. Tomorrow, I will have a column that I have been working on for quite some time that focuses on what the future holds for the Dodger offensive players. Feel free to agree or dis-agree.