What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
MJH on accountability
Baseball can not be reduced to "just a game," just a pile of uniforms. That's what it is for you.
Sports in general are meaningful on a human level, or they at least have the capacity to be such. Your little obfuscation about Egypt makes no sense as if I'm worried more about MY than I am about Egypt. Saying that baseball is meaningful on a human level does not mean one doesn't care about Egypt or cares more about baseball than Egypt.
What. ev. er. dude.
Hunter and Young would be a reasonable trade for Street and Cook. The Rangers would add financial flexibility in 2012 and 2013.
Nice to talk baseball on this line of chat that masquerades as a personality pissing contest.
And thank you matchs1ck. Nicely said.
I think what you meant to say is that this is a personality pissing contest that masquerades as a baseball line of talk.
Otherwise what you said makes no sense. Just sayin....
I'm not saying you care more about baseball than Egypt. I'm saying that you are using terms that are better reserved for situations that call for them. "Disrespecting his humanity" doesn't occur by player transactions. It does to oppressed people.
And clearly your level of fandom is best described as zealotry. And honestly, I have no problem with that. I love the Rangers, and I'm glad you do too. Good fans are good things.
But it does make rational discourse challenging. I think I've said my piece, you disagree. The world will continue to spin.
Good luck, and go Rangers. :)
Cook would be interesting. I would be more excited about Street, which would allow TX to move Feliz into the rotation this year, which would fun to watch I think.
I should say that I love Michael Young. But this isn't 1974. You simply have to take the economics seriously in today's game if you want to compete with the big dogs. You have to be smart and cut the fat when the time is right.
Good job agreeing with people willy nilly who make no sense.
Because I think baseball is meaningful therefore I am not sufficiently concerned about Egypt. Riiiiight
Talk about he world's grandest non sequitur ever, and not to mention first class obfuscation as well.
Here's a question for you W: do you root for the Rangers or a pile of dirties Rangers uniforms like Matchst1ck does?
A wise man once told me, "Don't feed the monkey."
Joe..... naw, I meant what I wrote.
I really like your passion and thoughfulness on the Rangers. Your opinions would be better received if the personal comments were removed and especially the attacks. Lead with your strengths, buddy. We know you are great at sharing ideas.....keep it related to baseball.
@WWJDD: I completely agree.
I definitely agree that the tyranny the Egyptians have lived under for so long is obviously a far worse disrespect of humanity than anything to do with baseball.
However, that does not mean that disrespect of humanity is not possible in baseball. Hell, disrespect of humanity is something that goes on all the time in everyone's life. Its just not being true to our dignity and the dignity of others, that happens all the time in small and in more important ways.
Let the world continue to spin, its been nice sparring with you sir.
Americans and I'm fairly sure Rangers fans vote with their feet and their wallets. Words are not nearly as persuasive or permanent. Traditions are built and grow on the backs of fan favorites and their exploits from year to year. Player compensation is not based on performance in a season or everyone would get paid afterward based on individual contribution. Did Josh Hamilton get paid commensurate to his contributuion? Have you wondered why Boston did not qualify for post season with one of the best teams money can buy? Will Beltre bring the same success to TX? MY is not gone, Yet. If he is then life goes on but I'm thinking Kinsler will be affected among others. MY is bi-lingual and bridges a gap between groups on the team and he speaks from a position of seniority and performance. Jeter is Bi-Racial and he bridges a gap between two potential cliquish groups. He also has been in the Yankee wars thus has seniority. It'll all shake out and the pieces will fall where they may. If it all falls apart for the Rangers most here will not increase their season ticket orders or buy more gear. Most will change their screen names and say, "I told you so." or just fade away and disappear. If you were posted to certain places in the past you would remember the refrain, "It don't mean nothing, man." You know what? It Didn't!
I was all in to your peace agenda, but then you went and said you agreed with W that I'm a monkey that need not be fed?
PS That was pretty funny though.
Joe, I agree with Texaslifter, don't waste your time with some of these Crickets, you have real ideas that they are attacking ... take pride in that.
Hey, I appreciate your passion for the rangers. We all do. I love coming to places like BBTIA and talking baseball with other fans. But you need to chill. Not everyone shares your opinion and that's ok. I like your passion, and I am not trying to be disrespectful, but relax.
Joe = Steve
WWJDD are talking about Huston Street................
I'm not Steve, I'm perfectly capable of defending myself without multiplying myself with screen names.
Anyways, you are just sore about the time I figured out that you are a liberal Longhorn Mama's boy from Austin who is in favor of gun control.
I've already said that to reform yourself you can go buy a gun, start voting Republican, root for the Horned frogs next season, move to Fort Worth, and that should do it.
PS I love you man and I wish you hadn't taken it so hard, really.
WWJDD? = matchs1ck
Floyd, Steve, and Texaslifter et al,
All I did was go after David for taking shit about my sister.
Cut a guy a little slack for once?!
The correct equation is:
matchst1ck = awesome!
Yeah - David was SOOO rude to Joe's sister. LOL. Here's what he said:
"Joe's sister sounds like my neighbor here in Wisconsin who hopes the Packers lose the Super Bowl because he still loves Brett Favre and he doesn't want Aaron Rodgers to have any success. He claims to be a lifelong Packers' fan but he's really just a Favre fan."
That was just SOOO insulting - he really had it coming to him after those rude, hateful comments about Joe's sister!
Is MY getting traded or not? and for who? Im tired of reading about how the Rangers are shopping him. I wish something would just happen instead of all this media talk, they had been so good at avoiding that this off season...
The rediculous nature of the comments lies in the fact that my sister is a HUGE Rangers fan and he was saying that all she cared about was Michael Young.
My point was that on a Rangers website you shouldn't be questioning the loyalty of fans who have been rooting for this team for 30 or 40 years, probably to a much more intense degree than you.
That is below the belt, other than that I have no problem with David. I actually like his comments. If he had questioned my loyalty to the Rangers fine, but you don't go insulting a guy's sister and not expect to get some fighting words in return. But maybe you don't understand that W because you are a very peaceful sort of guy who is for gun control and what not.
PS I still can't believe that I nailed your profile so well. Do you sometimes wonder if I am someone who knows you, who is a friend or acquaintance of yours, masquerading as a Joe character on this website?