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>>> ... yet another original whiny fan boycott request
>>Fan boycott postings are becoming as common as MAKE.MONEY.FAST. And just
>Ain't that the truth.
Maybe, maybe not. Maybe they post because they think it's important.
Maybe they want to see some message sent to the owners and players.
>Lord I'm getting sick of logging onto here every
>day and seeing which ignorant newbies crawled out from under their rocks
>today, discovered the existance of r.s.bb 20 minutes ago, and posted for
>the world to see one of two things:
I'm not a newbie.
>Between this joker and the yahoo who suggested that today's players aren't
>as good as they were in some prior generation, I can definitely understand
>the frustration that would lead Mr. Huckabay et al to take a self-imposed
>exile from here tired of both the breadth and depth of repetitive, stupid
>posts that find their way here daily.
Maybe the constant repitition says something in itself.
>ATTENTION BOYCOTTERS: TAKE YOUR REQUESTS TO ALT.ANGST OR SOMEWHERE ELSE
>WHERE THE PAIN IN YOUR HEART WILL BE APPRECIATED. WE'VE HEARD IT ALL
>BEFORE HERE. YOU ARE NOT ORIGINAL. PLEASE GO AWAY.
If the messages were posted to other groups, they won't reach anybody
who can do anything about it.
And it's an important message. It's important because the greedy
owners and the greedy players (millionaires who play on plastic grass and
sell their autographs to kids) seem to not be able to just agree to split
the profits and be done with it, and get on to enjoying the game.
Their greed results in stopping the 'game' (?) of baseball. Not only
is this unneccessary, and disrespectful to the fans (who pay the bills),
but it hurts many working people (who are not millionaires) who earn
their living from the game.
I believe the reason the 'newbie jokers and yahoos' keep posting is
because they're PO'd. They feel that it's very important that the people
send a strong message to these greedheads that says 'if you disrespect
us, and the working people, and the game, one more time, because you're
so greedy you can't even share the profits, you can all go straight to hell'.
Obviously, from previous posts, others disagree, and they have a right
to. But so do those who are fed up, and think it's important to send the
owners and players the only kind of message they seem to understand.
My suggestion would be for everybody to go to, and watch on TV, only
half the games they usually do. On the one hand it will send them a
message they will listen to, and on the other hand it won't be hard to do
like stopping all together.
BTW, it's an interesting thing that the baseball strike drove Michael
Jordan away. Not that there was any guarantee he would have been great at
baseball too, but it's an interesting symbol. The strike has also driven
me, and others, away to basketball, to some degree.
I guess it comes down to this: you are being disrespected by rich,
greedy people. Are you willing to take it like a 'joker or yahoo'? Or
do you want to send them all a message?
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