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    How to Troll Fans of All 30 Teams

    http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/20...-all-30-teams/

    Reds: Pete Rose is pretty reliable. Brandon Phillips too. Reds fans aren’t uniformly delusional about the talents of their players — they, for some reason, underrate many of their biggest stars, both now and through history — but they often pick a favorite on which they become fixated. Poke at that guy a little bit and Reds fans will swarm.
    Accurate or fallacious? Discuss.

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    Re: How to Troll Fans of All 30 Teams

    100% accurate.

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    Re: How to Troll Fans of All 30 Teams

    I'd agree. But with which big star do we underrate?

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    Re: How to Troll Fans of All 30 Teams

    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Gack View Post
    I'd agree. But with which big star do we underrate?
    Joey Votto, Ken Griffey Jr. & Adam Dunn come to mind.

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    Re: How to Troll Fans of All 30 Teams

    Nailed the Cubs:

    They are too busy drinking beer and socializing with their post-college friends out in the bleachers and accepting losing as if it were totally cool to get trolled by anyone. When the Cubs win the World Series, they will all claim to be “lifelong Cubs fans,” downplaying the fact that, until three years ago, they were business students at some Big Ten university somewhere and only moved to Chicago because their fraternity/sorority mates did.
    The widow is gathering nettles for her children's dinner; a perfumed seigneur, delicately lounging in the Oeil de Boeuf, hath an alchemy whereby he will extract the third nettle and call it rent. ~ Carlyle

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    Quote Originally Posted by PTjvs View Post
    Joey Votto, Ken Griffey Jr. & Adam Dunn come to mind.

    jvs
    Dunn, yes. Probably THE most underrated player we've had in recent history.
    Griffey never did play a full season as a Reds player. Hard to be underrated when the most games you played in a season as a Red was 145 games.
    Votto is being paid 225 million to take walks and be one of our worst defenders. And he's suddenly becoming one of our most fragile players. I think he's rated properly by our fanbase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    Nailed the Cubs:

    They are too busy drinking beer and socializing with their post-college friends out in the bleachers and accepting losing as if it were totally cool to get trolled by anyone. When the Cubs win the World Series, they will all claim to be “lifelong Cubs fans,” downplaying the fact that, until three years ago, they were business students at some Big Ten university somewhere and only moved to Chicago because their fraternity/sorority mates did.
    I've noticed that it's almost become 'cool' to hate on Cubs fans now.

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    Re: How to Troll Fans of All 30 Teams

    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Gack View Post
    Dunn, yes. Probably THE most underrated player we've had in recent history.
    Griffey never did play a full season as a Reds player. Hard to be underrated when the most games you played in a season as a Red was 145 games.
    Votto is being paid 225 million to take walks and be one of our worst defenders. And he's suddenly becoming one of our most fragile players. I think he's rated properly by our fanbase.

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    Pretty amusing to see Dunn called "THE most underrated player we've had in recent history. " in a post that trashes Votto.

    jvs

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    Re: How to Troll Fans of All 30 Teams

    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Gack View Post
    Votto is being paid 225 million to take walks ...

    lol
    "The key to winning baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three run homers."

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    Re: How to Troll Fans of All 30 Teams

    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Gack View Post
    Dunn, yes. Probably THE most underrated player we've had in recent history.
    Griffey never did play a full season as a Reds player. Hard to be underrated when the most games you played in a season as a Red was 145 games.
    Votto is being paid 225 million to take walks and be one of our worst defenders. And he's suddenly becoming one of our most fragile players. I think he's rated properly by our fanbase.
    Annnnd....the poster child....
    No - I am not from State Farm!

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    Re: How to Troll Fans of All 30 Teams

    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Gack View Post
    Votto is being paid 225 million to take walks and be one of our worst defenders. And he's suddenly becoming one of our most fragile players. I think he's rated properly by our fanbase.
    that´s exactly what the article said about reds fans...
    "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe." - Albert Einstein

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    Re: How to Troll Fans of All 30 Teams

    After reading more "Todd Gack" posts, I'm convinced that this is a gimmick poster sent here to say incredibly misguided things repeatedly. Kramer is probably going to throw a sack of pennies at him.
    numbersinthereds.blogspot.com I actually made a post on 7/24/14. I promise.

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    Re: How to Troll Fans of All 30 Teams

    Quote Originally Posted by RedlegJake View Post
    Annnnd....the poster child....
    So you think he's going to be worth the 14 million next year? 20 million in 2016?

    lol
    I realize it sounds stupid to the SABR folks on this board, but why waste a few points in OBP so Jay Bruce can strand you on base when you could probably pick up a few points in the SLG department and be the man the organization is paying you to be?

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    Re: How to Troll Fans of All 30 Teams

    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Gack View Post
    So you think he's going to be worth the 14 million next year? 20 million in 2016?


    I realize it sounds stupid to the SABR folks on this board, but why waste a few points in OBP so Jay Bruce can strand you on base when you could probably pick up a few points in the SLG department and be the man the organization is paying you to be?
    This is hilarious, you are doing exactly what the article said.

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    Re: How to Troll Fans of All 30 Teams

    Cardinals: Now we’re talkin’. Generally speaking Cards fans get rabid if they think you don’t appreciate their players to the degree to which they should be appreciated. Specifically Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright, but really anyone will do. And the the humorlessness of it is its most notable trait. They hate it when you disrespect them (even if you don’t) and they hate players on other teams who do well against the Cardinals or in the general space which the Cardinals inhabit. Which, in their mind is the entire planet. Which makes yesterday’s dustup fun because it was all based on a story about St. Louis being a small market. Mostly though, the Best Fans In Baseball is where to go to troll The Best Fans In Baseball. Which is a label the Best Fans In Baseball embraced and bragged about until the exact moment — sometime last year — when people started to note that such a stance was rather pompous and annoying. Now they all claim they never called themselves The Best Fans In Baseball. They claim it’s a total media creation or, in some cases, a fabrication. Uh-huh. We all just imagined that.
    This is friggin spot on.

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    Re: How to Troll Fans of All 30 Teams

    It would be more accurate to say how to troll fans of all 30 teams *on the internet. Most people wouldn't care if you brought this stuff up in person.


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