Ignorant Baseball Fans
When I read comments on any given teams articles online, one thing has always made me angry more than anything. These 'fans' go online and argue amongst one another about their teams and publicly bash players and managers. I don't mean when you're with your buddies watching the game and you talk about the teams; I mean the people that go onto their computer and take the time to write about a player who should have done this or a coach made a decision that should not have been made. And I suppose this should be surprising, the majority of the comments I read are from uneducated fans, who just spout off the latest thing they heard on the radio or TV and haven't formed any kind of opinion.
The fact the they feel they know more than MLB's players, coaches and GM's is ridiculous. You know the guys who have put their time in, whether its playing/coaching in the minors or being on a MLB coaching staff for years before getting the big job. Every coach or player out there earned their job through blood, sweat and tears. There are no jobs just handed to anyone.
It's especially funny when you read a few comments on anything to do with how a game was played the night before and you think, "How many teams come calling on any of you when there was an opening? How many of you have coached a minor league team? How about college/university team?"
I would say very few of these fans have even coached little league (not that it counts). Baseball, and sports in general, are not black and white like most people seem to believe. There are a lot of grey areas. For instance I was reading an article on the Toronto Blue Jays on MLB.com. These fans comments on Aaron Hill and Edwin Encarnacion for their poor playing and hitting blew my mind. It was almost as if they had their heads in the sand. Hill, who won a Silver Slugger award before his concussion I might add, is in a slump. Let's not forget that he is recovering from a concussion and a hamstring injury that has prevented him from getting into any kind of rhythm. He could once again be the great hitter he was, if he can recover. Fans need to keep in mind, a concussion is nothing to take lightly, just look at Justin Morneau. This injury changes players. As can be seen cross the sports world, players play differently after suffering a concussion and time is needed to get readjusted to such a high level again.Continued on the next page