Matthias wrote:ok, so i've been hanging out on the cafe for about half a season now and already this whole "yankee hating" crap seems out of control. it seems that noone can criticize or critique the yankees or any of it's players without the thread denegrating into, "stop your yankee hating" or "you're just a yankee hater" or "all you're doing is yankee hating." can't it just stop? i mean, really. stop. just.
people have their own opinions. some people like some teams. some people don't. some people have chest-beating avatars/signatures. some don't. until everyone is ready to leave all their team allegiances (likes and dislikes) behind, can the discourse continue on with the understanding that people have preferences and it's just ok?
the cafe seems like a really great resource; i think a little more time spent talking baseball and less time spent talking about each other and it could be even better.
Just to be devil’s advocate:
I’ve only recently started to post but have hung around for about a year and a half.
I’ve noticed that there is a lot of petty criticism about the Yankees on this site, beyond what exists in the broader baseball world.
Moreover, this thread doesn’t exist about the Boston Red Sox and it certainly doesn’t exist about say…the Pirates or the Cardinals or the Rockies. If the pussing was distributed somewhat more evenly then there would be less static.
You will also notice that a lot of the more ridiculous criticism about the Yanks centers on Jeter – one of their cornerstone players. Crap like: why doesn’t he move to 3B? There was even a retarded thread about Jeter moving to center field. When someone suggests that Trot Nixon close for the Sox, then I’ll see it as more even.
So when you raise a reasonable and fair opinion about the Yankees and get attitude, understand that you are paying for the sins of the many morons who use this board as an opportunity to vent their thinly veiled frustrations.
But it sounds like you and blankman have personal issues. If so then maybe the PM option would be better than generalizing.