Re: Philly fans appreciate Jr. Why don't we? (Warning: Rant)
Funny thing is, I agree with the Griffey part of your post -mixing in the language, name calling and allusions to ORG & users of "new" stats just muddied up and ruined what could have been a fine post. You've got 4 different things going on here:
1 - The criticism of Griffey
2 - Posting status between Sun Deck and ORG
3 - Analysis of perhaps over analysis using stats
4 - Enticing a fight - not a discussion - by name calling and denigrating how other fans feel as if you hold a monopoly on loving baseball and the only way to love the sport is your way. Seriously. Read your post and then tell me it doesn't sound as if you are trying to pick a fight rather than just strongly state your opinion.
I am sorry you don't participate more because you've always struck me as a quality poster who knows baseball and loves the Reds. I feel the same way you do about Junior, although I'd add a sadness in watching his skills erode as he ages, proudly, without the use of drugs or enhancements. He's done it the right way and it is a shame fans can't appreciate that and enjoy him while he's here. Every athlete does face the day, however, when his ability diminishes and a youngster takes his place.