Frankly, I don't think any one group or side or clique has a monopoly on getting jerky around here. It comes from all directions and suggesting that there is one such subset responsible for it is, IMO, a combination of disingenuous and self-serving.Originally Posted by Spitball
I'll be the first to admit, I can mix it up pretty good. IIRC, you're no slouch at it either. Baumer, who was just slapping you on the back there, launched himself quite the fusillade the other day. Team Casey, who is famously nice, can knock a person sideways with a good one-liner. I'm not judging anyone on that. I'm just noting that on this board we have a lot of, uh, talent in that regard. It's not going to go away. People aren't going to be nicey nice all the time.
It's a baseball board. We jaw about baseball. Sometimes it gets a bit unruly. Could people, including myself, tone some things down a bit? Sure.
But if anyone came here for a personal affirmation, I'll suggest their quest is misguided. Even if you make a good point around here, you should be prepared to defend it and you ought not to be surprised if others don't treat your feelings like they're made of egg-shell crystal. To paraphrase Tom Hanks, "There is no crying on Redszone."
FCB made a good suggestion a while back and I'll parrot it: This is probably as simple as everyone try to be a little less snotty and a lot less wounded.