Sporting Fools
Sporting Fools
Sporting Fools

Sporting Fools

The frequent and occasional humorous musings behind two of the World's greatest underappreciated sports minds.

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Quiz

You disagree with the offseason personnel decisions made by the general manager of your favorite baseball team, and feel compelled to write about them on your blog. Do you:
A--Thoroughly examine all the evidence before you, even if it supports an opposing viewpoint, for use in developing an informed argument for your case; acknowledge the GM is a few months removed from turning a team bound for nowhere into the franchise's first pennant winner in nine years; and establish your blog as an oasis of thought in a desert of reactionary yahooism.
B--Cherry-pick your evidence, inflating the negatives of the players acquired while hiding the weaknesses of those departed - and doing vice-versa for their positives; interpret the GM's choice in literature in the worst possible light; ignore the last season's 93 wins because they support the idea the GM may know what he's doing, even if you haven't been able to think along with him; declare with absolute certainty an opinion about a fact, hoping readers conflate the two (LA's budget is not $100MM "nor will it ever be again"); plant your flag of argument atop a hill of snark; and make your blog undistinguishable from 90 percent of what else is out there - i.e., crap.

Posted by Bee-ranom 1:48 PM ||
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