Ah, reader comments.
You guys have been asking us to enable them for years now. It's been on ongoing debate among team FJM for a while now -- it was like our NAFTA or something. (I have no idea what NAFTA actually is, or what happened to it.) One of us was pretty hardcore in favor of 'em, and the other two didn't really care that much. Then suddenly we had a breakthrough: if two of us don't really care about it, why not just try it out and see what happens? As you can imagine, it was a pretty exciting moment for all of us.
So, that's what we're doing. We're opening up comments to all readers.
BUT, be good, people. Obviously we reserve the right to delete any comments for little or no reason. And if we see enough dogshit, we'll shut the whole thing down.
So, what is good shit and what is dogshit? Just be cool. Move the discussion forward. Bring up a different point of view. No 4chan memes.
1) "You guys suck. You are all arrogant pricks who are guilty of the same pig-headedness that you rail against."
We know. Everyone knows.
2) "You guys are f*#$%!##@ing hilarious and your arguments are right on the money!"
Several problems: (a) This is boring. (b) There's no reason to censor yourself; this is the fucking internet and we like to swear. (c) If you're going to censor yourself because you're a God-fearing weirdo or whatever, don't use like nine symbols. And why are three of them "#"?
3) "Paging Dr. Saltalamacchia!"
I don't get it. And even if I did, I don't think I'd like it.
1) "I have done some research that I think might add to the discussion. Let me share it with you..."
2) "I have a different way of interpreting the data at hand. Let me share it with you..."
3) "Why are you guys still using WARP to evaluate players? Can't we all agree that..."
4) "I have a really, really stupid pun involving Manny Acta and his disinclination to bunt. Let me share it with you..."
5) "I think you guys missed a food metaphor label opportunity."
Be smart and kind. Have fun. Enjoy.If you're not used to looking at the comments, we use an antiquated "drill-down" method where every time you refresh the page, it tells you how many new comments there are. Sometimes. If it's working. So get ready to apple-R a lot. To read the comments, just click on the link that says "4 new comments" or whatever at the end of each post. To "collapse" the comments, just click on the link again.
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