NBC Comment of the Day

I love the readers at NBC. I really do! And despite my worst fears going in, I’d say 99.9% of them are reasonable people. But then there’s that .1% . . .

Here’s a comment that came in response to my saying — with my tongue very obviously in my cheek — that it would be the “bestest thing ever” if a conspiracy theory arose out of the fact that the same umpire was behind the plate for both of Buehrle’s no-nos:

I don’t care if it is tounge in cheek, written while you were drunk or forced to post something with a gun to your head. No “writer” with an ounce of self-respect would ever allow his name to be used in conjuction with an article with the non-word “bestest” in it.

No word on whether self-respecting readers should know how to spell “tongue” and “conjunction” in the same comment in which he’s giving the author hell for his professionalism.

Click over there. You wouldn’t believe the level of insecurity that comes out of White Sox fans when someone suggests, even in jest, that something a Sox player did was tainted.


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Dr Paisley
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Dr Paisley

Ya fix one lousy World Series . . .

Levi Stahl
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Levi Stahl

I’ve always been surprised that the Sox play footage from Field of Dreams to open their games. Do they really want to remind us about 1919?

joshjs
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joshjs

Don’t feed the trolls.

Matt M
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Matt M

My personal favorite over there today was in the same thread where the guy told you to go get a real job.

YankeesfanLen
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YankeesfanLen

Why do you think I wait until My Morning In Exile to pontificate?

Motherscratcher
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Motherscratcher

Thank you.  That thread was glorious.  Here’s hoping that it hasn’t reached it’s conclusion.

Good times.

YankeesfanLen
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YankeesfanLen

Speaking of comments, you have to read BBTF’s (there are 50 and counting).  Reads like the draft for “What Women Want”, or maybe “Fatal Attraction”.

Bill B.
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Bill B.

CRAIG U R THE WORESTEST BLOGGAR EVAR

At least the commenter didn’t TyPe LiEk DiS yO!

Richard Dansky
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Richard Dansky

I talked to the Sekret Writing Masterz.

They said it was OK, as long as you made up for it with two “Sesquipedialian”s and selectively placed “rugose”.

Nick Whitman
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Nick Whitman

Aw, it’s so cute that you think 99.9% of the commenters at Circling the Bases are reasonable.

Bill
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Bill
This maybe incorrect but I’m sure there is/was some rogue philosopher somewhere that may/might have agreed that having people critical of you is a good thing in a sense that your writing is getting a rouse in people even though it is negative.  Also on top of being able to write things that spike emotion in people (even though the blog piece that started this mini crusade of people with questionable sanity was clealy more of a pun than anything) this also proves that you are getting more people’s attention (hence more traffic, hence more rep) despite a blog about… Read more »
RoyceTheBaseballHack
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RoyceTheBaseballHack

Perhaps, the reader’s first mistake lies in that he/she hinges their argument on whether A Shyster has any self-respect.

Nick Whitman
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Nick Whitman

I dunno, Bill.  You’re about five million times more thoughtful and articulate than most internet posters I’ve had the misfortune to encounter.  Keep it up, man.

Chipmaker
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Chipmaker

Craig’s blogs are gooder than anybody’s!

cheTONGUEek

Craig Calcaterra
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Craig Calcaterra

Bill—thanks! 

Nick—Yeah, I’m maybe being a bit generous, but it’s still true that the comments over there aren’t as bad as I had imagined they’d be going in. True, just about everyone who adds to the party there came to it via THT, but I think there’s only been one or two guys who have simply polluted comments threads with obnoxiousness.

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