yeah...when you watch a team play for over 500 hours you start to get a feel...
and hey maybe I am wrong....but either way its what I felt while watching the games and nothing anybody ever says can change that...I do know how I feel with 100% accuracy.
" being better than last year means nothing to me..."Well last year we had 74 wins. Ten more wins (which our deeper bullpen can give us alone, not including better years from Davis and catcher position) and all of a sudden we have an outside shot at wild card.
Being better than last year means something to me.
Okay but being better than last yEar by itself means nothing...
Unless we show a better effort in the second half than last year....that would mean alot to me
ughhh I hate your extrem straw man argument...its so silly to think this way
Have you ever felt a bit disgruntled at work? Sure you have, everyone has right?
Did you quit? Were you demoted?
Probably not right....
The same thing happens in BB, its natural, its human, unfortunately, in BB he slightest degree of negative energy or failure to push the very end of your limits can change everything
BB players don’t have the option to allow this human emotion to effect them…..they make to much money for it.
If they are not fighting off disgruntled feeling with every bit of their being they are quitting.
If they are not pushing their bodies to the very end of their capacitiy they are quitting
Vic mac explained this whole thing to fargo once quit brilliantly…one day I will find his post
---"LOSING is contagious "---
see this is what I mean. Poeple accept this crappolla
A guy makes a mountain of money for his verry best effort and you accept "losing is contagious" from him..
What a joke...sorry boss thanks for the millions upon millions but hey losing is contagious...caught the bug...darn
your 100% right he mets caught the losing bug last year....they accepted that it was going around.
But they are paid to annihilate it and they didnt, they accepted in and went throught the motions.
Beltan us to do this stuff all the time, he was fine with losing if you couldnt pin it on him, he didnt get that part of his job is to NOT be fine with losing, even if nobody can pin it on you
here you go...from Vic Mackey...enjoy he nailed it!! Try and understand it and stop with the extreme unrealistic crappolla
Come on now. No one's suggesting that this is a conscious thing, that players get together and literally say "we are making a pact to not care anymore." Competing at the highest level of professional sports is something that requires an almost obsessive level of dedication, except for maybe that incredibly gifted top .0001% of athletes who can coast along with minimal effort and still shine. It's pretty tough to bring that to the table day in and day out. When your owners make it clear that, no matter how hard you work or the degree to which you overachieve, they're not going to bring in anything to help you... doesn't it stand to reason that a group of guys who have been playing their guts out for 3 months might find it that much more difficult to muster up that insane level of desire and dedication?
When it comes to competing at this level, you don't have to drop to literally zero percent effort to go from hanging in the race to no longer being able to compete. Going from 100% to, say, 90% will do it, especially when we're talking about a club like the Mets who didn't have much talent to begin with. I hate analogies that compare us 9-5 shleps to pro athletes, because they're 2 different worlds... but having said that, did you ever have a week or a month where you kind of mailed it in at work? Maybe got displeased with your boss, or a corporate decision you had nothing to do with, and said (not literally SAID, but rather THOUGHT subsonsciously) "what am I killing myself for?" When an athlete thinks that with even 2% of his being... he's finished. I don't think it's a huge stretch to suggest that this team packed it in a little bit when they realized no help was coming.
They can have negative emotions, but they have to find a way to put aside their pride and not respond to them.
I know its hard but BBisnt suppose to be easy.
I suggest counting money to help get through these difficult times
All I think is that its gone on way to much around here and Terry hasnt done enough to stop it.
Even Terry agrees with me, he told us that it happend to much last year, but he also waited untill it was way to late to do anything about it. so no monday morning managers on my team
Really no use trying to make him change his mind. He says he can see, on TV, when a player goes from 100% to 99%. Which on the surface is total BS. When your team scores 6 runs and the opponents score 7 you, in his opinion, did give 100%. Because naturally if you gave 100% you would have won. Again total BS.
A minor league player when given the chance to make the show only gives less than 100%? I don't think so. Their whole career may spin on a dime if they achieve when given the chance and he thinks these type of players 'folded their tents' That is a ridiculous assumption to make when a player is trying to get to Million and multi-million dollar contracts.