Thursday, April 12, 2018

Hello… Don’t Feed the Troll



Good morning everyone. Enjoy your stay, and don’t feed the trolls. I am not going to name names here because I am not going to give them the glory and the attention they so want and need, but I am going to rant here just for a second. I was checking Twitter Tuesday afternoon before the game and what I saw was not only disgusting, it was infuriating. This was coming from professional writers with blue checks by their names as well, something that I have always hoped and dreamed for on Twitter and something that I would take very seriously if the opportunity were ever to arise.

Red Sox writers and fans were blatantly trolling and baiting Yankees fans before the game. That’s fine I guess, it’s part of sports and if you guys want to do that, you do you. I am not innocent and couldn’t say with a straight face that I have never done it. What irked me the most was, and again this is coming from professionals and not just your every day run-of-the-mill fan, the bragging about “owning” the Yankees fan base and basing their success of their Twitter account and work by how upset they make Yankees fans. It just wasn’t cool and was a bit unprofessional if you ask me.

I will cut up with Red Sox fans, Mets fans, hell I have been known to give a Yankees fan or two crap when they give up on their team or trash talk just for the sake of trash talk. Trash talk is trash talk and it is a huge part of sports fandom, but when you seemingly get off and gloat about it as a professional writer… well you’re just embarrassing yourself and everyone who wants to be you. Everyone who wants the blue check by their name. Everyone who wants the recognition, the respect and the subsequent “power” that comes along with your position as a writer. Instead, you use that power to troll Yankees fans, and in a disgusting and vulgar way which goes above and beyond the norm of “trash talking.”

Yankees fans, don’t feed the troll. They aren’t worth the effort, and as of Tuesday they aren’t worth the follow either. Have fun in your little part of the world, and I’ll enjoy mine. Mindless trolling and projections never got anyone anywhere though, and I hope you stumble upon this and remember that.

Less rants, more love. Kari, I love you. Thank you for being you, thank you for being mine and thank you for being my own personal troll (had to keep this on topic you know… because I am professional and stuff). I love you and I am going to marry you one day. You remember that.

Enjoy your day everyone.

3 comments:

  1. I hate to name names but I was very disappointed with PeteAbe. He's a troll and self-serving piece of...

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    1. Pete Abe did such a good job covering the Yankees too while he was with LoHud. This is one of those Barstool Sports a-holes. I'd hate to see him jump off a bridge.

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    2. I had a few conversations with Abraham through email. He was something else.

      He would bash Pettitte due to using PEDs, then turn around and praise Giambi. I would ask him about that and he'd be like "I don't know what your talking about".

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