Originally Posted by Cedric
Pretty petty the type of personal things said in that satire. Too much time on their hands to try and bury someone that doesn't agree with their line of thinking. They seem way more narrow minded and ignorant than Joe does.
And for the record I think Joe does come across bull headed and wrong in many ways. But mocking him and taking the time to try and embarrass someone for their opinion seems petty to me.
Mr. Tremendous sounds justs as sanctimonious as Joe does.
I've read Money Ball twice. A very good book, and eye opening. Joe should read it. No one is too big to learn or add to their "knowledge bank". But I will also say that I found Micheal Lewis' biases revealed by his portrayal/characterization of those in baseball who are deemed traditionalist or "old school" (i.e. a bunch of tobacco chewers who are out of touch) as somewhat demeaning.
And lets be honest - Bill James, as well respected as he is, carries the very same attitude (and resentment) towards "traditionalists", and has been very outspoken about it in the early days of his Baseball Abstract.
So it's not like Joe is the only one with an ego, nor the the first to throw a shot across the bow.