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A reminder as to why I don't read the mlb.com comments.

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Today I went to the mlb website and read some of the comments concerning Robertson's MLB debut, Revere, and Gardy's thoughts on who are All-Stars for he Twins. I also made the mistake of reading the comments and I have problems with them. 1) A large majority of the comments were simply dissing Gardy. I understand being frustrated but in my opinion Gardenhire has been a solid, if unspectacular manager. The Twins have hit a rough patch in their history and Gardy is getting ripped apart. 2) Many of the comments were bashing Joe Mauer. Yes last year was ridiculous and nobody had any clue what was going on with Mauer and it was extremely frustrating but if you compare his numbers from this year so far to those of 2008 (pre-28 homer season) his average, OBP, and slugging are nearly identical AND his doubles are more than half what he had that year less than halfway through this year. His homers are down (I attribute part of that to Target Field) and his air outs to ground outs are more drastically swung towards ground outs but my point remains this. Too many people are expecting the Joe Mauer that hit 28 home runs in 2009 and I don't think that Mauer is ever going to be back. 3) Not a single person commented on Tyler Robertson's special start to his career! Not a single person said something positive like "good for him" or "congratulations!" My message to fans is this. We all know last season sucked and this one isn't much better so there's no point in constantly harping on the bad stuff that EVERYONE KNOWS. Let's talk about the good things and only the developments in the bad things ok? Thanks
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  1. Mauerzy4Prez's Avatar
    I spend a large portion of my time following the Twins through this website and love it. Sometime when I have read through all I can here, I will see what is showing up on the mlb.com site... Not surprising, that site is littered with "haters" that seem to really only want to complain and call for Gardy's head. Yes there may be a fair share of fans that dis like Gardy, however I tend to agree with you that it is disappointing to see the level of ignorant comments being posted there. I tend to read them only for a good laugh, and move along without giving it too much thought. At least here when people have negative comments, they usually can back them up with some sort of intelligent argument based on facts, not random nonsensical rambling from idiots....
  2. Fire Dan Gladden's Avatar
    Hey Twins Best Friend: If you spend a large portion of your time at TwinsDaily, then you know that a laerge percentage of the commentors are saying the same thing here: Fire Gardy; Mauer is soft, overpaid, bad, etc.; fire Ryan, Antony, etc.

    The only thing I can say about that is at least people are emotionally invested enough in the team to care to write. Like you though, I feel the constant ripping gets tiresome.
  3. clutterheart's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fire Dan Gladden
    Hey Twins Best Friend: If you spend a large portion of your time at TwinsDaily, then you know that a laerge percentage of the commentors are saying the same thing here: Fire Gardy; Mauer is soft, overpaid, bad, etc.; fire Ryan, Antony, etc.

    The only thing I can say about that is at least people are emotionally invested enough in the team to care to write. Like you though, I feel the constant ripping gets tiresome.
    have you checked your screen name?
  4. Twins best friend's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fire Dan Gladden
    Hey Twins Best Friend: If you spend a large portion of your time at TwinsDaily, then you know that a laerge percentage of the commentors are saying the same thing here: Fire Gardy; Mauer is soft, overpaid, bad, etc.; fire Ryan, Antony, etc.

    The only thing I can say about that is at least people are emotionally invested enough in the team to care to write. Like you though, I feel the constant ripping gets tiresome.
    I have noticed that many here say similar things but they usually try to back it up with stats or other sorts of data at least. In general though I feel that most here accept the present and choose to focus on discussing what could be in the future, which is what I appreciate hearing about the most.
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