You were doing well until this.
Why are you drawing a parallel to the first game of the ALCS?
1. It is game 1 of he series
2.Houston has won in the very recent past
3.They beat the Yankees
4. We have lost 13 post season games in a row to the Yankees.
5. We were swept three times in a row by them
6. Who cares what they would say on AstrosDaily if it existed?
7. Get the picture?
Sorry.I just don't like the comment after being swept out in the first round.Did he not have hopes of accomplishing more?What is wrong with a little frustration?Cop to it, acknowledge, hitch up your blue jeans and soldier on.Just feels like he is lying and I don't the freakin point in it.That is all,.
Ewen21, I should have given a couple of your posts a like, particularly 117 and 121, which I found helpful. I considered quoting some of those in my response. I thought both you and Ashbury had statements that complemented each other well and get to the issue of nuances on how we think of words and how we control our responses.
I’m married to a public school teacher, so I resonate with the challenges you face on a regular basis and I can appreciate how you are motivated to act on them. You describe those as frustrations (or perhaps more accurately, you describe a part of your commitment to excellent teaching as acting out of your frustrations at the “system.”). We could turn this into a debate on education, but I don’t want to do that. The language from my wife would probably identify the challenges that come with a lack of resources for education, the socioeconomic challenges kids face, etc. I’m sure you could add to that list and I suspect you and her would have a lot in common.
You used the language of “frustration,” and I’m cool with that. My general use of the word “frustration” is at least a bit closer to how Ashbury used it, so I used “challenges.” I don’t know Rocco, obviously, but I sense that he may be using more in the Ashbury manner than in the manner you did. I think either way of using the word is fine, and the key is context.
Another way of thinking about is to suggest that Rocco is smart enough to know that anything he says is going to get misinterpreted by some folks. With his measure responses, he seems intent on having his comments err on the side of understatement rather than overstatement. And then, in his elaboration with the other comments I referenced (and others from the nine minutes that I didn’t reference), he tried to highlight his own disappointment in the final result and an acknowledgment of how it happened (all phases, including his own managing), all while putting it in the context of a season that was overall very successful and a huge step forward. And I think his later points did get to the point of saying that they would indeed “cop to it, acknowledge, hitch up their blue jeans and soldier on.”
My point in referencing Hinch was just to highlight another “measured” response. In The first version of my post, I’d actually thought of naming Hinch and Dave Roberts as two other guys that I think of being pretty measured with the media. Even Aaron Boone comes across as more measured with the media than he does on the field. I just think we’re moving in the direction of “measured” being the standard because of the regularity in which comments get blown out of proportion.