FanDuel - WFBC

December 16, 2005

Meaningless awards for Ozzie, Mo, Ichiro, and Ortiz: More irrelevant fodder for hot stove action. 62 days until pitchers and catchers report, 107 days until opening day.

posted by sfts2 to baseball at 07:46 AM - 17 comments

Why are these awards irrelevant? These are the awards based on the opinion of the fans.

posted by mcstan13 at 08:24 AM on December 16

You answered your own question! ;-)

posted by sfts2 at 08:28 AM on December 16

Are you saying that what "we", the fans of the game, think is meaningless? - You're making no sense now!

posted by zippinglou at 08:46 AM on December 16

Its a joke guys. But now that you mention it, are you saying that 'Best Blooper' is a meaningful baseball award?

posted by sfts2 at 09:04 AM on December 16

The truth is - mass fan voting sucks. And statistics can prove anything, 14% of people know that.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 09:49 AM on December 16

The truth is - mass fan voting sucks. And statistics can prove anything, 14% of people know that.
So democracy sucks, ahh? Did you vote for Kerry by any chance?

posted by zippinglou at 10:34 AM on December 16

I think the best example of "fan" voting was when they voted Mike Schmidt the starting 3rd baseman in the all star game,when he was already retired. I haven't watched an all star game since.

posted by Tubby Fan at 10:34 AM on December 16

I was going to point out that this is sports, not world-changing events. Fans are allowed to like whatever thay like. Some people enjoyed this article and others didn't. Then I noticed that it was posted by sfts2. Per his comments on prior postings, you all should realize that only his opinions have any meaning. The rest of us are dumb asses.

posted by drevl at 10:42 AM on December 16

Speak for yourself.

posted by rocketman at 11:12 AM on December 16

So democracy sucks, ahh? Did you vote for Kerry by any chance? A truly worthless comment:

  • Off-topic
  • Inflammatory
  • Meaningless drivel
  • Humourless
Congratulations, zippinglou! As a retort, I'd respond : "Maybe he did vote Kerry, but the Diebold machines converted it to Bush!" Back on topic... As Tubby Fan said, voting by fans tends to be a bit on the erratic side. Everytime I see injured players getting votes for the all-star team, it just reinforces the silliness of applying any importance to a "fan vote". Throw in the fact that it was online, and it's just that much more inane ("Vote early! Vote often!").

posted by grum@work at 11:57 AM on December 16

Oh, and one more thing. That David Wright play is just so much fun to watch, but I thought more love should have been given to Belliard's no-look toss.

posted by grum@work at 12:05 PM on December 16

drevl, Maybe you could point out to me from where you draw this conclusion? privately? sfts2@excite.com

posted by sfts2 at 12:08 PM on December 16

Last year, Yao Ming received the most all-star votes in NBA History. He's good, but not that good. But can 10 million Chinese be wrong?

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 12:10 PM on December 16

zippinglou - I merely point to every All-Star Game in every sport as proof that mass fan-voting sucks. Also, your election is a great example. But let's not quibble here. No I did not vote for John Kerry. However, not all of us were in the position to do that. See my profile for details. So in conclusion: *BELCH*.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 12:38 PM on December 16

So not all mass voting sucks? Now I'm confused !

posted by zippinglou at 04:29 PM on December 16

I merely point to every All-Star Game in every sport as proof that mass fan-voting sucks. Yeah, whoever said that any sport needs fans is an idiot. Nobody cares what the fans think. That's why television will never spend millions (or billions) of dollars to show games; nobody would watch. That's why there will never be radio stations and entire sections of the newspaper devoted to sports. Whoa, whoa, time warp.

posted by graymatters at 06:42 PM on December 16

Great point. You're right. Because fans pay for tickets all those times Cal Ripken was voted All-Star SS aren't fucking ridiculous.

posted by yerfatma at 09:09 PM on December 16

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