No it means I will discuss things with knowledgeable Rays and baseball fans, not just Joe fans....Joe isn't perfect, no one is, and he has made mistakes, everyone has, but his overall body of work has been extremely successful with the Rays.......
I just don't see any need for the juvenile, sarcastic, childish, ignorant remarks that get made about Joe, certain players or decisions by you and all your alter egos.....If you can't do it like an adult and with some intelligence, then as John Tortarella said, "Shut yer yap!"......Try being a little more civilized, it might help!
I'm certainly not referring to anyone specific...but this board is starting to get a lot like the "other" board in the fact that if anyone dares to question any aspect of Maddon, their comments are just dismissed because the poster is not an "intelligent Rays fan".
lelly, the season hasn't started yet but if there's a repeat of last years first 8 games, it may get a bit rhetorically dicey around here!
Speaking for myself, and as someone who has lived here almost 40 years I think "transplant" does not apply any longer....I have paid property taxes, business taxes and many other taxes to the cities of Clearwater, St. Pete, Oldsmar, Palm Harbor and Tampa in those 40 years as a full time resident and businessman, not a "snowbird".....As much of a Rays fan as I am and baseball fan, I would vote against a big tax to fund a stadium and have said so....I have also said that when the time comes it WILL be privately funded and no taxpayer money to be voted on or used.......In this economy there is no way to add an additional tax for a new stadium.....
As for Maddon, yes I am a fan of Joe's on and off the field, but it doesn't mean I don't question some of the the things he does, I do! It doesn't mean that I don't get mad or upset when one of his quirks don't work, I do!....However, as a fan and someone in and around the game, I try to look at the whys and wherefores of things that are done, whether I like them or not....What I don't like, and they are unnecessary, are the sarcastic, snide, juvenile remarks and name call of Maddon, some players, the ownership, etc.....Dislike what they do if you desire, but at least act mature when doing so......To quote one immature poster "Stop being a Klowwwwwwwwnnn!!"
The bottom line is this....Regardless of some of the things he has done, Joe Maddon has done an extraordinary job with this ballclub and literally had them rise from the ashes to one of the most successful on field teams and organizations in the game, and that you can not dispute.