Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Ishikawa is NOT too Sexy for the Giants

Just had to post Ishikawa getting called up to the Giants already before any of his fellow "Next Gen" Giants of the San Jose Giants. It helped that it was his position where the Giants needed help plus he was hitting well in AA so far and already played MLB-caliber defense, according to what I've read about his play.

I've been following his career closely because of a number of reasons. His big bonus he got despite being drafted so late (21st round?). His HR power. His being one of the few U.S. born of Asian descent.

But the clincher for me was my huge argument with a ridiculous poster on Fanhome, the discussion board for the Giants on Yahoo. This brutish idiot, who ironically happens to be the main writer for prospects on the Scout site, got into an argument with me over Ishikawa. He wanted to dump Ishikawa and thought Jason Columbus and Brad Vericker were the better prospects at 1B in early 2004. Lucky for him the discussion board flushes out past posts else I would link to it here. The discussion went nowhere because a lot of prospecting is theory and supposition anyway, but he turned it up a notch by trying to use my dead father to insult me in trying to dismiss my arguments. That's why I left that board, he got no punishment for doing that, just a slap on the hand from his fellow MUD buddy.

Now this idiot is coming over to the site I currently call home, McCovey Chronicles. Perhaps if he ever apologized sincerely for doing such a low thing, I would begin to accept that. Mainly if he posted a full apology for that insult and acknowledging on both Fanhome and McCovey Chronicles that he should not have said such foul things over a prospect and that he was horribly, horribly wrong about Ishikawa and eat crow over that, then I would be able to move on. But if you ever read his user description, there would be a sooner chance of Donald Rumsfeld submitting himself to public torture by Osama Bin Laden.

It would be one thing if he chose to insult my intelligence or put me down. But really, to pull my dead father into the argument in order to put me down when we disagree about a prospect, you have to be about the lowest of the low ethically and emotionally to do something like that. That made it personal for me and he made it even worse when Grant (rightfully) warned us about our exchange of posts: it was no big deal to him, never a big deal to him that he did such a foul and low thing.

He shouldn't take things so lightly. It is amazing what I found out about his life on the Internet. For two years now I've been so tempted to sink to his level and just expose his sad and sorry life but I felt sorry for him. But after losing my mother to cancer, to quote Tweety Bird in his original cartoon, "I'll all out of pity." Lucky for him I don't like to do rash things but my emotions are raw right now, I feel like Two-Face flipping a coin to decide on what to do. Feel free to pull me from the ledge but I feel like crap right now and seeing his ID at my new haunt just really, really, really aggravates me.

I've lived my life trying to be nice to people, bending over backward, and I've never really encounted such a degenerate. And he just gets away with it with nary a thought while my mother had to endure cancer battles over and over again. I'm really sick of people like him, I'm really sick that he gets away with acting that way.

3 comments:

  1. i remember when the stros made the series and chicago radio was flaming them people suggest bags did steriods... though hes always looked like that.... just man.....

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  2. Martin,
    I don't know what happened before, but move on. I know you only through your blog writing, but you seem too normal, too intelligent and too good to waste your time & energy dealing with this scum.

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  3. Thanks Drake, I appreciate the comment. I had another friend tell me the same but it really got under my skin and I know I'm weak right now.

    Deep down, I know I don't want to continue this but there's that literal devil on your shoulder telling you how much that person hurt you. But your comment made me feel better about myself, so, again, thanks for the comment, you got me more off the ledge; perhaps once I sleep on it, I'll be fully off.

    Fortunately, I tend to try not to do rash things when I'm not 100% so that's also at work here. But obviously I've been wrestling with this for a long while, most of the time it don't bother me but seeing his ID daily lately had been setting me off, particularly with my having to deal with my mom's passing, I'm particularly weak right now. But thanks again for appealing to my good side.

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