FanDuel - WFBC

May 16, 2007

Casey steps in, connects: Goes to bat to help feed hungry: When Sean Casey left Fenway Park following Monday nightís game against the Red Sox, the Detroit first baseman didnít return to the team hotel with the rest of the Tigers. Instead, he caught a ride to Lawrence in anticipation of a 6 a.m. wake-up call to prepare to feed the hungry at Cor Unum Meal Center.

posted by BornIcon to baseball at 04:34 PM - 49 comments

I love that every once in a while there are stories about people doing good in the world. It makes me want to go and vote for Casey to go to the All-Star game but I am going to venture a guess that he isn't really as concerned with things like that.

posted by kyrilmitch_76 at 05:19 PM on May 16

Previous thread on Casey's giving.

posted by yerfatma at 06:53 PM on May 16

It's such a shame how no one seems interested in an athlete when it's on the positive side. I guess it's true that negativity is more of a hot topic nowadays. Great to see Sean Casey doing his thing like this.

posted by BornIcon at 07:38 PM on May 16

That's a rather broad presumption, BornIcon.

posted by jerseygirl at 07:52 PM on May 16

I think it is outstanding and yes BornIcon people are interested. At least I am and last I knew I was a people. I don't post much on spofi but something like this needs to be recognized! Thanks for posting it!

posted by skydivemom at 08:21 PM on May 16

Well done, Sean.

posted by tommytrump at 08:37 PM on May 16

Awesome story. Yerfatma, condolences on your previous effort ;)

posted by vito90 at 08:54 PM on May 16

Yerfatma, condolences on your previous effort Which is what I was speaking of. I should've clarified myself. Seeing that yerfatma actually posted something about this back on June 13, 2005 and only 1 individual left a comment, it had me thinking about how many people respond when it's rather on the negative. Seriously. Think about it.

posted by BornIcon at 09:22 PM on May 16

I didn't know much about Casey before he became a Tiger. I've learned about him as a player since then, but it's great to know he's a good human being as well as a good athlete. It's finally fun being a 'gers fan again, but this puts an even bigger smile on my face.

posted by ctal1999 at 09:30 PM on May 16

There's a reason he was known as "the mayor" back in Cincinnati. Just a hell of a likeable guy. Cynicism aside, thanks for posting that BI.

posted by tahoemoj at 02:38 AM on May 17

it had me thinking about how many people respond when it's rather on the negative. It's a lot easier to have something semi-original to say about a negative story than about a positive one. There are only two responses to a positive story: 1. "Good for him." 2. "This is a crock and [good person] is an awful person. Sincerely yours, Christopher Hitchens."

posted by yerfatma at 06:04 AM on May 17

It's a lot easier to have something semi-original to say about a negative story than about a positive one Not necessarily. There are many 'semi-original' things to say about a positive story than a negative one. IMO, I believe it just takes a little bit more creativity to do so than with a negative story. Maybe this is a bad example but this is all I can think of at the moment: A car accident. When people see a car accident, not all but most people will slow down just to get a 'better look' to see what happened than they would if someone was on the side of the road in need of assistance because of a flat tire. I truly don't want to come across as some goody-two-shoes because I can honestly put myself in the category of the people that slow down to see what happened at an accident (it's the volunteer firefighter in me, I guess) but I do applaud Sean Casey for all his efforts. Yerfatma deserves more credit on this story than I do since he actually was 2 years ahead of me but thank you.

posted by BornIcon at 06:41 AM on May 17

Seriously. Think about it. Shrug. Busy week. Doesn't mean anything.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 06:54 AM on May 17

Shrug. Busy week. Doesn't mean anything. Ok, then don't. Thanks for making my point though.

posted by BornIcon at 08:07 AM on May 17

Reminds me of Dave Stewart. There's a man who looks like he punches babies, when he was on the mound - as intimidating as anyone - but off it, a guy who did thousands of hours of community work. Hell, after he was traded by the Jays - he would still come back at his own expense for the next three years and hand out Thanksgiving turkeys and meals to the homeless. He was only a Jay for, what, two-three years total? Just a very committed dude. I'd call him selfless, but the truth is I think he really enjoyed doing it. I think that makes him the right kind of selfish. fatty's right though - just because there aren't a lot of comments doesn't mean the story isn't get read and enjoyed - it means there are only so many pedantic responses to these things that can be made. Plus - all the complaining about posts and subject matter and comments is getting really fucking old. The old guard here is starting to move from 'vigilant defenders' to 'crotchety bureaucrats'.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 08:09 AM on May 17

Ok, then don't. Thanks for making my point though. Really makes you think, huh?

posted by yerfatma at 08:11 AM on May 17

It is funny how in PIttsburgh, if Casey was to get arrested or take drugs this would been blown in all the media. This man does some good and they either bury it or it is never told.

posted by mapod01 at 08:14 AM on May 17

Really makes you think, huh? Yeah, it really does. Speaks volumes since silence is golden, apparently.

posted by BornIcon at 08:17 AM on May 17

It doesn't mean anything, but apparently it's enough to really make you think, BornIcon. That...really makes me think. I didn't make your point; you made mine. Suggestion: check assumptions like: It's such a shame how no one seems interested in an athlete when it's on the positive side. I guess it's true that negativity is more of a hot topic nowadays. ...at the door.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 08:30 AM on May 17

Speaks volumes since silence is golden, apparently. Don't believe in the old adage?

posted by jerseygirl at 08:38 AM on May 17

LBB, why not just stick to the topic at hand? You do have a busy week.

posted by BornIcon at 08:38 AM on May 17

Using his thread to start a fight makes Sean Casey cry. Also, what Weedy said. The number of comments is meaningless and will be thrown out of court if offered as evidence.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:36 AM on May 17

LBB, why not just stick to the topic at hand? You do have a busy week. Because you appeared to be getting yourself worked up about the lack of comments, rather than sticking to your own topic (physician, heal thyself?). My point was that there are many reasons for not responding, only one of which is not being "interested in an athlete when it's on the positive side". Clear now?

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:51 AM on May 17

...you appeared to be getting yourself worked up about the lack of comments... Hmmm. Is that right? Do you not realize that I already pointed out that I was speaking about when yerfatma posted almost the same story 2 years ago? I love fishing but I'm not taking the bait. .

posted by BornIcon at 10:06 AM on May 17

This is going to end well.

posted by jerseygirl at 10:25 AM on May 17

BornIcon, you asked the question (rhetorically, but you did ask it), and I was just trying to explain why I hadn't posted anything. Sorry if that amounted to pissing in your cheerios, jeez.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 10:42 AM on May 17

If he knew That his positive work led to this arguement, Sean Casey would roll over in his grave.

posted by Debo270 at 10:44 AM on May 17

Now Sean Casey's dead? Boy, this sure became a negative thread in a hurry. .

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 10:56 AM on May 17

Now Sean Casey's dead? Boy, this sure became a negative thread in a hurry. his career is

posted by Debo270 at 10:58 AM on May 17

Sorry if that amounted to pissing in your cheerios, jeez. Why would you even try to make this about me? I could care less if you decided to post anything or not. My point was that when yerfatma posted the same story 2 years ago, the story was strongly overlooked. Sean Casey would roll over in his grave No shit, he died? What have we done?

posted by BornIcon at 11:06 AM on May 17

Didn't I post a link to this a while back?

posted by yerfatma at 11:25 AM on May 17

My point was that when yerfatma posted the same story 2 years ago, the story was strongly overlooked. Dude, two years ago it was a different site, with a few thousand fewer members. Look at the June '05 archives. A post about George Steinbrenner got around a dozen comments. You make that same post today, you get 70 comments' worth of inane argument about the evil empire and the Yankees' payroll. I think you were just pissed off because your post was up for three hours with only two comments before you dropped the troll. Relax, man: this is not a race to see whose posts can garner the most comments.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 11:29 AM on May 17

Casey's awesome. I was piiiiiiiiissed when the Reds let him go. I guess you could make a case that his skills are diminishing, but I'd have him in the clbhouse anyday.

posted by littleLebowski at 11:34 AM on May 17

Didn't I post a link to this a while back? Yes sir, you did. I just find it sad that people try to rationalize on why no one wants to talk about the good in people. I think you were just pissed off because your post was up for three hours with only two comments before you dropped the troll. Relax, man: this is not a race to see whose posts can garner the most comments Yeah, that's it. I can believe the shit that comes out of peoples mouth's sometimes. Again, it had nothing to do with this story I posted, I was speaking about yerfatma's post. If it was on a different site, then my bad but dude, this has nothing to do with me. Show me exactly where I got, "pissed off because this post was up for three hours with only two comments."

posted by BornIcon at 11:44 AM on May 17

You know BI, a wise man once said to me, "You've got to know when to hold 'em. Know when to fold 'em. Know when to walk away and know when to run." Then he drank all my whiskey and started fighting an invisible panda bear. But I think the was on to something for a while there, you know?

posted by jerseygirl at 11:53 AM on May 17

Then he drank all my whiskey and started fighting an invisible panda bear. But I think the was on to something for a while there, you know? You know my dad, jg? He claimed it was only that one time though.

posted by BornIcon at 11:56 AM on May 17

I just find it sad that people try to rationalize on why no one wants to talk about the good in people. If you wanted to talk about the good in people, why did you start talking about how horrible people are for not commenting?

posted by DrJohnEvans at 12:02 PM on May 17

"You've got to know when to hold 'em. Know when to fold 'em. Know when to walk away and know when to run." Great song. ...why did you start talking about how horrible people are for not commenting? Never said that. .

posted by BornIcon at 12:08 PM on May 17

I just find it sad that people try to rationalize on why no one wants to talk about the good in people. Because we're all sinful bastards hoping to find purity beyond this mortal coil. Just trying to keep the BI, Someone, BI, Someone rhyme scheme going to prevent this turning into Sterling Grey.

posted by yerfatma at 12:11 PM on May 17

This is why we cant have warm happy threads. We all are only here to fight and argue. If we cant attack the people in the articles we can attack each other. 36 comments maybe 8 about the topic SEAN CASEY.... YOU DA MAN mean people suck

posted by Debo270 at 12:13 PM on May 17

Because we're all sinful bastards hoping to find purity beyond this mortal coil That's pure poetry. This is why we cant have warm happy threads. We all are only here to fight and argue. If we cant attack the people in the articles we can attack each other. So true and all for something as simple as making an observation. mean people suck Ditto.

posted by BornIcon at 12:17 PM on May 17

Just trying to keep the BI, Someone, BI, Someone rhyme scheme going to prevent this turning into Sterling Grey. I think you might have meant Spalding Gray. I, for one, will not let the slip diminish the humor in the comment.

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 12:32 PM on May 17

FUUUUUUUUUUUCCK. I knew I should have Wikpedia'd that. They're gonna take away my Rhode Island Passport. Remind me to make The Sterling Greys my roto team from here on out.

posted by yerfatma at 12:55 PM on May 17

Newport called. They want the sand dollars back. I told them you were polishing your William Coddington commemorative plates and you'd call them back.

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 01:19 PM on May 17

Yerfatma, I was unable to find this Sterling Grey of which you spoke. Happily, however, I did manage to find Grey Sterling's Self-Service Mortuary. Perhaps we can use it to bury this thread.

posted by wfrazerjr at 01:22 PM on May 17

I thought he meant Sterling Sharpe.

posted by BornIcon at 01:26 PM on May 17

Sean Casey only helps people so we'll fight about it. Bastard.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 04:21 PM on May 17

I just want to echo the little Dude's comment. Reds fans have known Casey was awesome for a very long time. Didn't he play in the World Series last year? I wish my career was that dead.

posted by olelefthander at 01:32 PM on May 18

We all are only here to fight and argue. Isn't this the original intention of Jesus or who ever the fuck inveted the World Wide Internet. Well, that and the beastality.

posted by HATER 187 at 01:04 AM on May 19

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