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Discussion: maturity

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July 26, 2011
GSWP001
Men's 60
74 posts
maturity
I like reading on this board most of the time. Unfortunately it has turned into a slander and animosity filled site with lots of personal attacks and vindictiveness. Is due to the age of the respondents or have you all been this way your whole life? I say try to stay with the issues at hand and leave out the petty bitterness. Would you be this way to each other on the field? I think not. Lets get back to the comraderie that we joined senior softball for. Makes for a better life. Thanks for reading.
July 26, 2011
Enviro-Vac
Men's 60
403 posts
Nice post
July 26, 2011
mad dog
Men's 65
3948 posts
gsw,you are most likely right.on the field most of these people are good to play against.there are a few that feel when someone makes a statement about another way to play,they feel real threaten and need to attack the other person to attempt to lessen their thought,and then it gets started from there.

thanks for the post,and hopefully....well.....
July 26, 2011
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
If these guys were mature they wouldn't need someone else's technology to do for them today what many weren't in their 20s and 30s, and wouldn't need to brag to their grandchildren that "Pappy hit a homer today".
July 26, 2011
udaplaya
91 posts
even when he asked you to play nice, you just couldn't...wow
July 26, 2011
GSWP001
Men's 60
74 posts
Thankyou udalaya. I wondered if anyone else caught that. Oh well, must be the age heh...lol
July 26, 2011
GSWP001
Men's 60
74 posts
Sorry I meant UDAPLAYA.........
July 26, 2011
Tater50
336 posts
GSW: think guys ought to talk to each other as though they were facing each other. I do not think anyone would call each other names. If you disagree; address them by their username, no need for the rest.

Tater50
CR "Needed"
Aug. 2, 2011
Webbie25
Men's 60
1992 posts
Maybe Dave should create a new discussion category called "Disparaging, Demeaning, and Despicable Remarks" and then you can go in there and call anyone anything you want. I know I won't ever waste my time in that one. But, anyone that gets too bad on the regular board could be 'banished' to the 'time-out' room until their manners improve.
Aug. 2, 2011
mad dog
Men's 65
3948 posts
webbie can i head it up....LOL........it does get ridicules at times,and yes i know i get right in the middle of it,but i refuse to let someone bully pulpit me.i put out a fact on something and get blasted by some people.most will respond with their opinion and leave it at that,but others ... well we have seen it........
Aug. 2, 2011
GSWP001
Men's 60
74 posts
Webbie25 that sounds like a good idea. Maybe we can sell phsycotherapy sessions with it. lol
Aug. 2, 2011
curveball
Men's 65
404 posts
udaplaya
56 posts
even when he asked you to play nice, you just couldn't...wow

Some people are just stuck in their own rut..........Some negative bashers never cease to amaze us.
Aug. 2, 2011
Omar Khayyam
1002 posts
GSWP001, good observation and point. I have seen einstein on the playing field and he is extroverted, laughing, intense, kidding around. I doubt if people would insult him to his face; they'd probably share a joke and a beer with him. And mad dog seems to have a lot of buddies on this site, so though I don't know him, he seems like a fun guy to be around. Is it something about the impersonal internet that causes eruptions?

On a related note, whenever I respond to a poster, I always respond to his screen name and seldom check out what his real name might be (most are anonymous anyhow). Then I find myself visualizing the person from his moniker, and write with that image in mind. I'm sure it would be a crackup to actually meet some of these posters and see what they really look like as compared to one's expectation.
Aug. 2, 2011
mad dog
Men's 65
3948 posts
omar,i will tell a person what is on my mind about things if they ask.i have talked with guys from this board before about things ,like the ball and such and have no problem stating my point of veiw.
yes i do like to have fun when playing,and 99% of the time i do.on the part about having info out there for everyone to see,is basically useless to me,because all it does is give a name,and you'll still not know who it is.what if the name is a fake name,so like you i could careless if they put info out there.all it does is give an opportunity for id thieves to get names and use them.
Aug. 2, 2011
einstein
Men's 50
3114 posts
Good sentiments expressed here
and it does get ridiculous at times.
Omar. Good job and great point about impersonalization.
I would say I'm defending myself which I have the right to do and will do as I see fit.
Others are saying and would say the same thing.
So.
If no one starts anything
than no one needs to defend/attack.

We are not fundamentally cheaters.
We are children of God.
We are and aspire to be good to terrific men
and want/need/deserve to enjoy ourselves
playing softball with equipment that works
for us and makes us satisfyingly happy.
We are as good or better athletes as any
that have EVER played the game.
We have a right to challenge and question
anything and anyone that relates to us,
our game and our world.

I don't want to give anyone any crap
but I sure as hell won't take it, either.


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