Sometimes you see something that makes you pee your pants laughing, like the scene from Billy Madison about peeing your pants turned into a Mentos commercial.
Other times something you see might make you pee your pants out of the inextricable fear that some people can drive cars or vote or procreate. Today, for me, it was the latter.
A fellow that goes by the handle of JTrea81, over at OH said something today that pushed me over the edge with that guy.
Over the past few months he has said some outlandish things. Things that lead many to block him. Things that have him rated as public enemy # 2 (Nestor will always be # 1). His behavior even prompted an outcry by some readers to suggest that moderators have him banned for such ridiculous statements.
Today, in a thread discussing whether any more of the skeptical O’s fans trust MacPhail more after the winter meetings, he said this:
The guy has always made excellent trades for the Orioles, that is without question.
However there’s one thing he has yet to do, and that’s to land a top player that is being pursued by other competitive clubs via trade or FA.
He can build a winning team, but can he build one to compete in the AL East with the Yankees and Red Sox? The jury is still out on that one.
He made a comment tonight in his presser for the Millwood trade. He said something like “we need to forget the division we are in and just concentrate on getting better.”
Forgetting we are in the AL East is the last thing we need to do IMO. We absolutely have to keep track of Boston and New York because the playoffs go through them. We may not be at their level yet, but eventually we have to get there.
I’m not sure MacPhail can or WANTS to do what is neccessary to do that.
I’ll leave the spelling error for accuracy so you reader(s) (Hey, Ted!), who may not have seen this post on OH, can get an accurate portrayal as to just how much lunacy is involved in those statements. I’ve also taken the liberty of italicizing the crazy parts and bolding the fucking crazy part and I capitalized the word that takes the statement from fucking crazy to “I’M SPEECHLESS TO THE POINT OF SORROW” CRAZY.
Was that last thing serious, Trea?
One can argue the semantics about the Orioles place in the AL East. Are we actually a mid-market team based on income? How much do the O’s really make from MASN? Is the only way to win the AL East to act like the Yankees and Red Sox or can you go the way of the Rays?
But to question whether a general manager (who reports to the owner) wants to WIN GAMES is fucking beyond words. Winning makes money. More money than losing. If the owner’s only goal was to make money, he’d still make more money by winning.
It’s the same argument about a player not having a “winning” attitude or a team having a “culture of losing”. Players will make more money by fucking winning too!
I can’t stand the bullshit anymore from some of you, mainly Trea. You are the culture of losing. You fans who complain incessantly and only have negative things to say. You skeptical, whinny, insane douche bags.
I’m not saying blindly bow to every decision but why do you even root for or follow a team that you seem to have so much disdain for? Have you nothing better to do with your life than to sulk behind your computer and be miserable?
The Orioles will never fill the hole you have in your soul. Maybe it’s time to consider a new hobby or a new team.
I hear the Nationals are a top-notch organization and they aren’t too far away.