Originally Posted by Vottomatic
Keep moving the goal posts in this argument to win it. Never fails.
I'm moving on.
I never set any goalposts.
Still hate the "moving goalposts" crap though. Discussions are never about a single, solitary thing. Of course the conversation will evolve beyond one specific thing said. Why that continues to shock people who then claim "moving goalposts" is something I will never understand. This isn't math. We didn't say 2+2=4. Then say well 4+2=6, so you were wrong when you said 2+2=4. The original poster was making a point that for Phillip Ervin 10-20 starts, which would be about 40-80 at bats even though he didn't specifically state it, was not reason enough to promote someone. You then began talking about pitchers and starts, which if someone else would have said that you probably would have claimed moving goalposts. So I simply stated that 25 at bats isn't the same as 35 innings/150 batters faced.