The following post is not baseball related. If this bothers you, please do not read. “The Hangover” will be up shortly, and we can all get back to more important matters…kicking the Sox asses.
I would much prefer to discuss this in the comments section at DRays Bay, but I cannot. I have been banned from commenting at DRays Bay. Seriously. Why? Apparently because I disagreed with the author and tried to have a discussion on the matter within the comments section of their site.
For the few of you that actually give a crap, you can see the entire thread HERE.
The worst thing I said was to point out that 29 general managers disagreed with the author. In return I was falsely accused of plagiarism by Editor-In-Chief RJ Anderson.
Also nice touch on the GM line. Completely original, did you see that one on Deadspin too?–R.J. Anderson implying that everything on Rays Index is stolen/copied from Deadspin.com. This is not the first time I have been accused of this by R.J. Anderson.
Later I was referred to as “numbnuts” by the same guy (“Vin“) who is apparently worthy of being a comment moderator.
You have your own blog for that, numbnuts–Vin’s response to my assertion that “I was just trying to talk baseball”
The “D” must stand for “Irony”.
Over the years I have been openly critical of DRays Bay on about 4 or 5 occasions. Most of the times that we disagreed with assertions that they made about baseball-related matters, our policy has been to limit our disagreements to the comments section on DRays Bay. Even the times when they stated something that was blatantly wrong, I chose to comment on their site, rather than nitpick their posts on this site.
Only a handful of times in three years have I felt that they wrote something that required me to step away from that policy. Those were usually for the times when they stepped away from talking about baseball. Like the time one writer called Rays fans “dumb” or another time when a writer called Rays fans “morons”. And one time we poked a little fun at them for their dramatic decision to commit themselves to the Rays new color scheme.
That is three posts out of several thousand posts on DRays Bay in the past three years.
On the other hand we have posted positive or neutral reactions to their site hundreds of times. One time we even dedicated an entire post to defending RJ Anderson against some belittling comments made by a member of the mainstream media.
I expressed my concerns about the above comments on DRays Bay to RJ Anderson in an email. His response was to ban me from the site. So now if there is a post on DRays Bay that I feel needs a comment, correction or clarification, I will have to find a new venue to make my point. I will have to post any future comments in a more public forum. Here.
As they say…The gloves have come off.