Why I Don't Hate People

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Why I Don't Hate People

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Postby O.J. » Thu May 01, 2008 8:47 am

Damn, you beat me to the post. What a wonderful story.

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Postby Right Bower » Thu May 01, 2008 10:01 am

I would never carry an opponent around the bases in any rec. league softball game at Warner Park.

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Postby jjoyce » Thu May 01, 2008 10:08 am

If only because most of those dudes go $2.50+.

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Postby Marvell » Thu May 01, 2008 10:40 am

I think you meant '#250+.'

I mean, some of us might be that cheap. But personally, my price is a hell of a lot higher than $2.50.

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Postby TheBookPolice » Thu May 01, 2008 10:44 am

No, it was the written form of the verbal colloquial: "how much that kid weigh?" "buck and a half, at least." Writing how one speaks can usually work well, but sometimes you get a Bucky Goldstein blowing spittle at your punctuation from the peanut gallery.

But yes, this easily beats out Byron Leftwich getting carted up and down the field by his O-linemen. Quite a gesture.

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Postby Oprah » Thu May 01, 2008 11:58 am

Do you think guys would do this?

I don't know what I'd do. I'm thinking part of me would step up, with the end result being labeled a pussy by my teammates, but another part of me would rationalize not doing anything because the guy who missed the bag was likely a prick.

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Postby supaunknown » Thu May 01, 2008 12:16 pm

Oprah wrote:Do you think guys would do this?

I don't know what I'd do. I'm thinking part of me would step up, with the end result being labeled a pussy by my teammates, but another part of me would rationalize not doing anything because the guy who missed the bag was likely a prick.

I doubt guys would do it unless it were someone special, like that Loopis kid from the Bad News Bears. Torn knee be damned - if I just hit my first career home run I'm hopping my ass around those bases.

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Postby jjoyce » Thu May 01, 2008 12:38 pm

I'm a little confused by a lot of the coverage of this story that pays attention to "guys would never do that" line of thinking. Maybe not. But does that make one right and one wrong, even in the context of competitive sports.

Isn't it possible that dudes could learn a lot about sportsmanship and decorum on the field from the ladies? For some reason, it's become okay for a lot of big-time jocks to act like absolute chumps if only because they're trying to win. It's obviously possible to be gracious and downright inspirational in your sportsmanship and still be trying really hard to beat the other team's brains in (metaphorically, of course).

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Postby tibor » Thu May 01, 2008 3:23 pm

Oprah wrote:Do you think guys would do this?


Yes.

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Postby supaunknown » Thu May 01, 2008 3:46 pm

jjoyce wrote:I'm a little confused by a lot of the coverage of this story that pays attention to "guys would never do that" line of thinking.

Why is that so confusing? Don't pretend to be naive as to the overall competitive assholishness of all-male sports. If you've played on both coed and non-coed sports teams you know it's a different dynamic when it's all guys. I'm not saying beautiful acts of sportsmanship don't happen, it's just that guys do tend to be a little more callous.

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Re: Why I Don't Hate People

Postby O.J. » Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:25 pm

Another pretty cool story, this one from Milwaukee.

http://sports.espn.go.com/highschool/ri ... id=3914375


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