First of all, thanks to Josh last night and Jake tonight for taking over the blog. Yours truly hasn’t been feeling well lately and spent the good part of the day with the doc . I will shut it down until the Yankee series. I will, however, keep posting and monitoring the blog.
If nothing else, I hope that gives you an idea how much I care about this.
That leads me to the next issue, which was pointed out to me in an email from a long-time poster. This blog is getting more and more confrontational and it irritates me. And, “Fists of Fury,’’ Bob isn’t the only one.Â He’s just the one I’m most active in banning right now.
Here’s the deal. I like the blog and want it to keep growing. However, it can’t, and won’t, go on like this.
My concept of the blog is like a group of friends hanging out watching the games together and shooting the breeze.
Let me ask you, if you’re with your friends and somebody didn’t like what you said and called you stupid, or ignorant, or arrogant, or any number of thingsÂ I have read here, would you stand for it?
What if somebody was obnoxious and threatened you? What would you do?
Chances are you wouldn’t hang with that group anymore.
Can you see my point? I want this to be a pleasant place to exchange ideas. That’s it. I don’t care if you agree with me or not. Just discuss it like adults.
Yes, I know, the Internet is like the Wild West where most everything goes.
But, this is my blog and I don’t like the vulgarity. I don’t like the threats. I don’t like the name calling.Â I don’t like somebody using three or four identities and hijacking the blog.
When somebody writes me and tells me this isn’t as fun as it used to be in makes me angry.
I will be more aggressive in deleting comments. I will be more aggressive in telling people to leave. I will be more aggressive in banning people.
I like dealing with most of you and find the give-and-take and exchange of ideas refreshing.Â I also don’t mind getting tweaked.
I just don’t like it when it gets mean-spirited. So, let’s share the sandbox and play nice.