Originally Posted by The Rage
Fwiw, the Mets are having a real bad night at the plate. Bailey had nothing again that inning and they let him slide by. Amazing. They ought to show Mike Leake, I bet he is grinning ear to ear.
Ahhh... the old flip flopping suckiness argument.
Clause 1. Our team/offense/defense/player sucks.
Clause 2. If by chance our team/offense/defense/player performs well, then the opposing team/offense/defense/player sucks even more.
Similar to the shifting coach argument:
Clause 1. Our Coach sucks.
Clause 2. If by chance the team is in first place, then the argument becomes "with those players, any coach would be in first place"
Which is often made by the same poster as the inevitably bad GM argument:
Clause 1. Our GM is bad, lazy or senile.
Clause 2. If the team is winning, then the GM is temporarily lucky and sure to screw things up in the very near future.
In this bizarro paradigm, the ONLY relevant statistics are ones that reflect negatively on you team/coach/players/gm.
I hope you are young, because the 70's would have been a very difficult era for you.