Well when John Q Public quit going to the games back in the late 90's; MLB just about cancelled all Twins checks, permanently. I'm just saying that the voice of the Twins shouldn't be denigrating the people who follow the club. It would be like the manager of a McDonalds telling all of his customers that they are fat. He might be right, and McDonalds (MLB) isn't going to suffer too bad, but that one location might not get any customers anymore.
If Dick criticizes management, he'll find out in that NY minute whose name is actually signed on his paycheck--and it isn't John Q. Public!
Plus it also puts a bad spin on the ownership and the GMs in a different light. It's like those fans that said D.A.R.Y.L when Strawberry would come to bat, and if he turned around and flipped them off, guess what, at that point all of the fans know that he is now listening and they are now going to really go after him. A professional blocks that crap out and doesn't let the fans get to him. It actually tells me that all of those people are reading these stupid trade ideas that all off the fans are proposing, I'd think as professionals that they wouldn't even pay attention to this crap; that they'd be talking to their scouts and calling up other GMs, owners, etc.... Why are they even looking at this? This is for fans to banter, and wish for stuff, and have a place to criticize those that play baseball a million times better than we do, but nonetheless we criticize anyway so as to vent about our favorite team. But if we can't do that here, then maybe, especially a lot of younger people, who as a generation, might not pledge their allegiance so easily anymore will gravitate towards a better organization where they are allowed to do this type of stuff. I mean the fans of the Yankees and Red Sox have been this way for, well, since the beginning of time as far as I can remember. So my point is, I know the Polads write the checks, but it lacked professionalism to talk about stuff that they really shouldn't even be paying attention to. They should be just blocking this stuff out and let the fans be fans.
Hey maybe we all should propose really crazy trades now, just to piss them off.
I think maybe the Twins could pry Kershaw away from the Dodgers with a package of Polanco, Gibson and maybe one of their AA starters, like Jorge, because Gonsalves should definitely be off the table.
Edited by Twodogs, 18 July 2017 - 10:25 AM.