Originally Posted by edabbs44
I think the issue with that, and why the Zach Cy Young joke is as long lived as it has been, is that Doug didn't say potential. He either guaranteed, or said to bet on it, or some other really, really confident statement.
Is the joke kind of old? Maybe. But if Zach did go on to win a Cy Young in Toronto, I am sure that Doug would've been heralded as this board's Joe Willie.
But the mob mentality is a definite issue at times. No doubt.
that's one example. princeton once called Mesoraco thumbs because of an injury he sustained in Dayton I believe. He wasn't enamored of the kid. After that instead of attacking his arguments at the time of discussion, whatever the discussion was, all anyone got was shots at princeton and "thumbs" When a thread gets dumbed down like that, it can make reading or responding hard.. mob rules.
I didn't agree with princeton then, and I, doug and a few others posted our arguments without denigrating princeton. Keep in mind, I once had princeton on my ignore list. My opinion was he was a jackass. But in all that, he rarely attacked other posters. He mostly just came off pompous. But he was a knowledgeable poster, and one that wrote well. I miss his writings, like i missed M2, RedStorm and others. I'm glad M2 is back, especially since i am too. woy has always been a great read, and never attacks another poster, always his argument.
Because that is what discussion is.