Let's make it immortal
In case you've missed it, I've been engaged in a heated debate with a Cubs "fan" in the Shout Box who has made repeated statements the past few days about:
1. how the Cubs "SUCK ASS" - direct quote
2. how Jim Hendry dismantled a winning team this off season
3. how this team will "break your heart"
And so on.
You know me. I have a problem with this. My problem isn't that he's worried -- can't blame him, the Cubs have lost 8 straight, are under .500, and look absolutely horrible right now.
No, my problem is that this Cubs "fan" is so short sighted that he can't see things clearly. He's quit on the team. IN MAY. Anyway, since the Shout Box has locked up for 30 more minutes, I'm creating this thread to invite the anonymous guest to Man Up and talk with me about it in a place where he has to wear a handle ... the actual content section of the site.
So. Guest. Let's recap... first, you have given no indication to having "temporary" concerns about the Cubs. You think they're done for. You believe they have no chance of reaching the playoffs.
Second, you got hot with me when I directly said the following...
if at the end of May you're taking THAT stance about the Cubs... what's the point? why - or how - are you a fan? if you give up on a team - any team - at the first sign of mediocrity
(and every team looks mediocre for long stretches in a 6 month season) then why follow the team to begin with?
Notice the first part of the question is "if." The short answer would be "oh, well I don't think the season is lost, I just think they need to do something right now."
Instead you took the "you feel the same way as I do, you are a trite hack, how can you attack people for feeling differently than you do" and eventually hours later "I never said anything about giving up on the season," once you realized how horribly stupid your words looked.
So. Here's another chance to clarify. I can't wait for your response.