Look, I don't know why you would go ahead and delete my post calling out Shortsavage in his ridiculous (HORA) post. I made sure not to curse or use foul-language because I know kids read in here and am sensitive to that. However, I refuse to let this schmuck insult my intelligence or ability, or for that matter the general knowledge of this forum. Perhaps you should be deleting his preposterous posts instead of deleting mine for calling him out for being ignorant, rude and disgustingly arrogant.
In his Numbers Game post he asked “No one is interested in gaining knowledge of the history of baseball statistics in order to better their scoring system? Is this concept too difficult to explore?”
When someone replied that perhaps no one actually cared and added something about insulting the cafe, he responded, "Thank you for gracing me with your eloquence. If this sort of challenge insults your intelligence, I am sorry.”
Then, SS posts some ridiculous post about Homer Announcers. Less than 1.5 hours later, when no one responded he again insults the general intelligence of the forum by asking, “Is this too hard?”
No. I just think no one cared because the premise of the post was, flatly, stupid.
Finally, he got one response from a Braves fan. No one else responded for a few hours. Then at 11:20pm his time and at 2:20 amon the East Coast, he again insults all of us by asking, “Hehe, is this really too complicated? It should take less than 30 seconds to respond to. I've given out surveys that take 15 minutes and gotten a better response than I have tonight. I bet 9 out of 10 baseball fans over 90 years old would be able to answer this question. Can you?”
His final post goes ahead and displays nothing but ego and bravado when he posts the following:
“P.S. Seriously though, with my three years of service time here at the Cafe, I'm like the grandpa in Ricky Bobby - really just 22 - yet these young bucks are coming at me like spider monkeys.
When they're reading my bylines in some major baseball publication, they're going to be like, "...and I ragged on that guy once for asking me to think."
Pick your battles wisely young bucks; I have credentials.”
Then, I call him out for being ridiculous, ignorant, egotistical and insulting, and it's my post that gets deleted? There was nothing in my post that would have been considered unfit for the eyes of minors. I used such nice terms as "dookie" and "rear-end" instead of the real words I would use.
So, for the mod who decided to delete my post, who apparently condones SS's behavior, the question is why? And for SS, I still will tell you to take your ego and go back under the rock from wence you came. I could care less if you write columns for the MLB. It doesn't mean you know anything about baseball, or people. I mean, you can play baseball, be an announcer and still not know anything about baseball. See Joe Morgan.
It's easy, fun, and 100% safe!