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Bad: Gardy is a fat moron who thinks the #2 batter always has to be a middle infielder.
Fine: It drives me crazy that Gardy seems to think that a #2 batter always has to be a middle infielder.
Bad: Your post clarifies the level of ignorance with which I'm dealing. I'll try again. There is just no justification for Butera to be....
Fine: I'll try again. There is just no justification for Butera to be....
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Bad: i cant understand why you think TR is good. he's terrible.
Fine: Terry Ryan needs to be fired, and he needs to be fired soon, before he does any more damage.
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[FONT=arial]9. Please be sensitive to the fact that comments relating to race, gender and sexual identity can be offensive, even when there is no pejorative intent. TD encourages humor and attempts at humor, but please be thoughtful about how something might be interpreted by someone who does not know the author. [/FONT]
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