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  • Reply to

    Michael Taylor

    by Dick Strong Aug 27, 2015 6:23 PM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic 18 hours ago Flag

    what, are you saying a guy hitting .241 with a .293 OBP is not a great leadoff candidate?

  • Reply to

    my trades this year

    by Zain Aug 19, 2015 4:07 PM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Aug 21, 2015 9:18 PM Flag

    That's a harsh... someone hack your account?

  • Reply to

    Arrieta isn't ownable

    by Harry Aug 14, 2015 2:58 AM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Aug 20, 2015 11:42 PM Flag

    btw... for more than a year? I don't remember trading posts with you before this current season. How does a few months turn into more than a year?

  • Reply to

    Arrieta isn't ownable

    by Harry Aug 14, 2015 2:58 AM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Aug 20, 2015 11:33 PM Flag

    Stop you, Strong? When have I ever said that I could, or wanted, to stop you from trolling? There's only one semi-effective way that I know of to shut down a troll, and it's not by engaging, ignoring, or any other actions that the users of any forum can employ.

    Proper message boards, run by responsible administrators, employ (or solicit volunteers to be) moderators who can impose penalties for behavior against the forum's "Terms of Use" policies, like suspending posting privileges or outright banning in extreme situations. And I say only "semi-effective" because, though this certainly can shut down a troll using a specific user handle, a new handle can be generated quite easily allowing the troll to continue unabated.

    Anyone with any experience on the web knows this to be true (or should). So if my pointing it out means I'm "making a fool" of myself... well, then we have a very different definition of that phrase.

  • Reply to

    Please Pick 2!

    by Aaron Aug 20, 2015 9:23 AM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Aug 20, 2015 10:11 AM Flag

    You're right... I missed the part where he said that HAD to keep one pitcher.

  • Reply to

    Please Pick 2!

    by Aaron Aug 20, 2015 9:23 AM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Aug 20, 2015 9:36 AM Flag

    I'd keep Cabrera, Correa, and probably Bryant over Harvey, tbh...

  • Reply to

    Arrieta isn't ownable

    by Harry Aug 14, 2015 2:58 AM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Aug 19, 2015 9:36 PM Flag

    "YOU proved me RIGHT while proving yourself WRONG since you continued your replies to DS and he to you. Thus you fed the troll, which was the opposite effect that you stated!" ...the opposite effect that I stated. What effect did I state, that this was the opposite of? Your ravings have gone completely off the rail at this point... I'm serious, I haven't got a clue what the hell you're talking about.

    You seem to be referencing some phantom post where I stated that if one engages a troll, they will disappear, and therefore by my engaging Strong and him NOT disappearing, I proved myself (or my imagined theory) wrong. But I made no such claim. Ever.

    You certainly are doubling down on the disturbing sexual imagery. I guess I have to give you credit for fully embracing this dark (and gross) fantasy... way to commit, soldier! But I must point out... it's really funny that you're accusing ME of "becoming" a troll, since your brave swan dive into the world of ad hominem attacks bears far more of a resemblance to the lives-under-bridges set than anything I've typed here.

  • Reply to

    Arrieta isn't ownable

    by Harry Aug 14, 2015 2:58 AM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Aug 19, 2015 9:09 PM Flag

    Btw... top marks for going from zero to raving in 5 posts. Who baited who again?

    Still waiting for you to reference where you "schooled" me. And waiting. And waiting. Yawn.

  • Reply to

    Arrieta isn't ownable

    by Harry Aug 14, 2015 2:58 AM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Aug 19, 2015 9:00 PM Flag

    Ah I see... attacking the poster when you can't discredit the post. I see a lot of taunts, but no actual argument. How... expected. If I'm the one who has been baited, why is it you that is frothing at the mouth, speaking nonsense, creating fiction, and being kind of (let's be honest) creepy?

  • Reply to

    Arrieta isn't ownable

    by Harry Aug 14, 2015 2:58 AM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Aug 19, 2015 7:41 PM Flag

    Sadly, you seem to be misinformed: there is no prize for being the being the 1,000,001st person on the interwebz to confuse claiming victory with ACTUAL victory.

    Sigh. Again... and it's so awesome having to repeat myself... where and when did you prove me wrong? Ok, so we've established that you didn't delete this phantom post where you "proved" me wrong. So where could it possibly be? Perhaps it's a post that you MEANT to write, but neglected to actually type out? Very strange. That's now two post of yours claiming "victory", but zero posts where that victory actually... you know... HAPPENED. And that (the thing actually happening) would seem to be key to being proven right or wrong.

  • Reply to

    Arrieta isn't ownable

    by Harry Aug 14, 2015 2:58 AM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Aug 19, 2015 4:59 PM Flag

    You proved me wrong, RL? When? How? Oddly, the event is not to be found in your posting history. Was the post where this happened deleted?

  • Reply to

    Arrieta isn't ownable

    by Harry Aug 14, 2015 2:58 AM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Aug 19, 2015 11:09 AM Flag

    Are you assigning me homework? You are perfectly capable of viewing his posting history and perusing the various threads, observing for yourself where he sparks flame wars vs. where his personal insults are ignored / brushed off.

    Your point that "responding to a troll only feeds the troll" is indeed proven. Congratulations. However, I never disputed that, so I'm not sure why you'd pat yourself on the back. Feeding a troll gives them a power over you (the power to provoke), it is true. However, this truism ignores (or omits) the fact that NOT responding ALSO gives them power over you (the power to silence), which they are perfectly happy with as a substitute in my experience.

    "Don't feed the troll!" is one of the most common pieces of advice one will encounter when dealing with different personalities online. The widely held belief is that, when not getting the reactions they crave, they will just disappear into the digital mist, looking for other prey.... this is a myth. It's nonsense. In all my time in various forums across the interwebs, I've seen many trolls. Not once have I seen one just melt away when that advice was taken.... not one single time. By show of hands, who here has EVER seen a forum all in unison uniformly ignore a troll, leading to that troll never being seen again? Anyone? Anyone???

  • Reply to

    Jake Arrieta-Anthony Rizzo Watch

    by MBV Aug 13, 2015 4:35 PM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Aug 19, 2015 9:46 AM Flag

    This reminds me of the 80s infomercials with the Chinese guy who berates the viewer for not being rich and turning that wealth into more wealth. "C'mon you idiots, I get a top 3 pic and select a league MVP annually... why can't you do that?!!!" Yes, because certainly we can always count on our sheer awesomeness securing us a top pick every year....

  • Reply to

    Jake Arrieta-Anthony Rizzo Watch

    by MBV Aug 13, 2015 4:35 PM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Aug 19, 2015 9:36 AM Flag

    And more to the point, I would like to know Strong's first 11 picks from 2014, not just the 1st OR second round. In 2014 in my main league, Rizzo went in the 11th round, yet returned the value of a early to mid third rounder (ranked 26th overall for 2014). You can't tell me that you (or anyone) picked 11 guys in a row, all of whom returned better value than that, it's impossible.

    And for 2015, assuming you haven't apparently hacked the system to score a top 3 pick as Strong does annually, exactly which "5 category filler" would you have taken if you picked (for instance) 9th overall, that would have worked out better than Rizzo? Trout, McCutchen, and likely Gomez were gone in most of my leagues by that point. Adam Jones and his whopping 3 SBs this year?

  • Reply to

    Jake Arrieta-Anthony Rizzo Watch

    by MBV Aug 13, 2015 4:35 PM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Aug 19, 2015 7:46 AM Flag

    You got a top 3 pick four years in a row? That's pretty lucky...

  • Reply to

    FRANKLIN GUTIERREZ

    by Nelson Aug 16, 2015 5:23 PM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Aug 18, 2015 4:11 PM Flag

    And once again, you are missing the point. When you assume Britain is "where he is", you are making a logical error. It is far more likely that he is a Canadian, living in Canada, and thus "the pond" is irrelevant.

  • Reply to

    which 4 keepers for next year?

    by Buck Aug 18, 2015 2:57 PM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Aug 18, 2015 3:29 PM Flag

    Have to go Upton there myself, next is Cruz. Chapman is dynamite, but with only 4 keepers a closer is not a great way to go.

  • Reply to

    Jake Arrieta-Anthony Rizzo Watch

    by MBV Aug 13, 2015 4:35 PM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Aug 18, 2015 3:25 PM Flag

    If you believe Duda trumped Rizzo in 2014, you're the only one who thinks so. Even Duda's own family would blush from making that statement. Rizzo outperformed Duda in every standard fantasy hitting cat except RBI.

  • Reply to

    FRANKLIN GUTIERREZ

    by Nelson Aug 16, 2015 5:23 PM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Aug 18, 2015 2:48 PM Flag

    Sigh... "even if he is a Canadian living in Britain"? Isn't it the FAR more likely (and logical) scenario that he is a Canadian living in... CANADA? Unless North America is the wrong side of the pond.

    Thus, your assessment would be incorrect.

    Touchdown.

  • Reply to

    FRANKLIN GUTIERREZ

    by Nelson Aug 16, 2015 5:23 PM
    Crasstastic Crasstastic Aug 18, 2015 11:05 AM Flag

    For someone who likes to tout logic and reason, it's strange that by far the most likely and logical reason has eluded you... which is that he is Canadian, rather than from "across the pond." He may be British, of course, but that is not the most likely reason.

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