Comments on: ALCS Game 1: Random notes http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8725 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: rico petrocelli http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8725/comment-page-1#comment-61713 Tue, 19 Oct 2010 09:10:14 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8725#comment-61713 Hey -- those comments in #10 were lifted from a very tongue in cheek fan site, deweyshouse.oom
He was being hyperbolic about why yankees deserve hate (hyperbole: obvious and intentional exaggeration.
from the Greek hyper- + bolḗ throw -- excess, throwing beyond

My invectives about Lee in #20 are sarcastic. ( mocking, contemptuous, or ironic language intended to convey scorn or insult -- from Greek sarkasmos, to rend the flesh, from sarx flesh]

Sorry for the tone -- years of hubris have made sardonic (expressing derision, or skeptical humor variously through comment, gesture or writing) -- from the Greek , the primary reference is to the effects of eating a Sardinian plant which was said to produce facial convulsions resembling horrible laughter, usually followed by death.

My oonvulsions lightened last night wathing Lee's gem. The word for that is SCHADENFREUDE
: enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others . From German, from Schaden damage + Freude joy

May the damage joy continue!!

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By: BSK http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8725/comment-page-1#comment-61632 Mon, 18 Oct 2010 23:38:55 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8725#comment-61632 Chief-

Perhaps "tongue-in-cheek" was not accurate. Rather, how about hyperbolic? Seeing more of what Rico has to say, I may doubt that now though.

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By: rico petrocelli http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8725/comment-page-1#comment-61530 Mon, 18 Oct 2010 12:09:50 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8725#comment-61530 Ps
They have to break Cliff Lee at least once to win the pennant

If they cannot, they can just buy him for nexy year's team, right?

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By: rico petrocelli http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8725/comment-page-1#comment-61479 Mon, 18 Oct 2010 04:17:02 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8725#comment-61479 Greatest comeback in sports history made it all worthwhile.

What's "Manny being Manny" Yankee-style?

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By: The Chief http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8725/comment-page-1#comment-61473 Mon, 18 Oct 2010 03:58:50 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8725#comment-61473 BSK,

#10 as tongue-in-cheek is a little tough to reconcile, considering that *all* of the bile was reserved for the Yankees, and was pre-explained as coming from a Sox fan, whose team needed some ninety years and a decade of wild-card hijinks to finally pull one off. And if you want douchebaggery in the clubhouse, well, the Sox certainly had their share of them in recent years as well. I'd be pissed off, too, if I had had to root for a team with a such a self-absorbed cancer like Manny on it.

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By: BSK http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8725/comment-page-1#comment-61440 Mon, 18 Oct 2010 01:36:52 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8725#comment-61440 I assumed #10 was a bit of tongue-in-cheek hyperbole, no?

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By: Neil Paine http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8725/comment-page-1#comment-61412 Sun, 17 Oct 2010 21:29:38 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8725#comment-61412 I think #10 is a little over the top in terms of Yankee hate (and this is coming from a Red Sox fan btw), but I too was pretty irritated by their exultations when they came back in Game 1. They spend 3.7 times as much on players as Texas does, they still have to fight & claw just to come back and beat them, and then they have the audacity to act like they're scrappy underdogs when they win... It's like running a race with a massive head start, actually falling behind despite the built-in lead, barely pulling ahead at the finish line, and then taunting your opponent over your victory.

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By: rico petrocelli http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8725/comment-page-1#comment-61409 Sun, 17 Oct 2010 20:50:11 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8725#comment-61409 The )ankees are a team that woke up on third base and think they hit a triple

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By: BSK http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8725/comment-page-1#comment-61398 Sun, 17 Oct 2010 19:52:58 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8725#comment-61398 Rico nails it. It is one thing to use your inherent advantages. It is another to act as if those advantages are earned or deserved when they are not. Yankee fans are the ones who felt they deserved the 1998 WS because they won 114 regular season games. In 2001, they felt they deserved to beat the Mariners in the playoffs because the Mariners had the gall to beat their record and win 116. It is attitudes like that that make the Yankees and their fans insufferable.

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By: rico petrocelli http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8725/comment-page-1#comment-61377 Sun, 17 Oct 2010 17:46:04 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8725#comment-61377 Why all the hate? Hubris, my friend. Overweening arrogance. Rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for Goldman Sachs. They too have all the chips, a stacked deck, yet think that is meritorious

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