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The negativity has got to stop!!! (MAJOR RANT)

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Obviously more is tolerated in the game thread then on the main board. It is what it is I guess. still I object to the personal insults on there. Like saying certain players are lazy or the manager is clueless. so I usually stay away or only stay a little while. Not my cup of tea.

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It's a message board. A forum to express doubts, fears, passions and fandom. None of us are perfect but we all want the Orioles to win. Making the playoffs is important to track progress of the franchise. At the end of the day, it is just a game.

I don't want to read only homers post. I like different opinions if I agree or not. That is America.

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I agree 100%. I mean this board is becoming on the verge of unreadable. People are giving up on a team that is three games out and chasing a team that is on a four game losing streak and lost 7 of 10. Jeez have some optimism it makes the season a lot more enjoyable. Posters saying .500 is the goal, give me a break.

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It's a message board.

That doesn't mean common sense and reality have to stop when you log in. I tend to stay away after losses. The stupidity grows with each L. Some just don't realize that just about every team is going to lose atleast 60 times each year. Learning to deal with them is called maturity.

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That doesn't mean common sense and reality have to stop when you log in. I tend to stay away after losses. The stupidity grows with each L. Some just don't realize that just about every team is going to lose atleast 60 times each year. Learning to deal with them is called maturity.

I understand and good post. If I were a coach, this is how I would see it. But I am a fan so I can act irrational :)

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Winning brings out the band wagon fans who have less patience and expect everything NOW.

It also makes memories short.

This is a good point but how many band wagon fans post on a message board?

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I understand and good post. If I were a coach, this is how I would see it. But I am a fan so I can act irrational :)

Calling for Buck to be fired after bringing us our first winning season in 14 years. Having us 10 games above .500 and 3 games out of the playoffs. Is way beyond irrational. That was not directed at you, unless you think he should be fired.

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Calling for Buck to be fired after bringing us our first winning season in 14 years. Having us 10 games above .500 and 3 games out of the playoffs. Is way beyond irrational. That was not directed at you, unless you think he should be fired.

I definitely don't think Buck should be fired. Both him and DD are excellent and saviors quite frankly. I do think years of Angelos' meddling can raise a question or two though. It makes you doubt decisions.

I appreciate this board and different opinions, it balances out things.

Go Orioles.

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The team has a 10% statistical chance of making the playoffs how is being negative irrational?

Yes, we have a 10% statistical chance of making the playoffs (well actually 17.9% tonight if you believe ESPN). Now do you want to totally give up on the team and point out the obvious over and over again (Nick's been a major let down, so has the bullpen; Hammel and Chen were supposed to perform better, etc.) or do you try to think about what could make us better, and hope we can somehow pull through?

Or even if we don't, look at the bright side for 2014: Tillman, Norris and possibly Gausman in the starting rotation--with a serviceable Feldman as a 5th starter; Machado and Davis as the anchors of the offense with other players ready to contribute...

Listen, it's fine to say that this team has been a disappointment, but "a joke" (Jonesy10), or "an epic collapse is on the way" (Norkolk Orioles) is beyond ridiculous.

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