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Old 10-15-2012, 04:46 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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Drew Storen Death Threats: Nationals Closer Draws Threats On Twitter After Loss To Cardinals

I don't know about you guys but those particular tweets that were publicized on there and anyone else who made similar comments aren't true baseball fans. They sound like bandwagon fans, imo.

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Old 10-15-2012, 05:26 AM
 
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Totally, totally ridiculous. We are finding out that the internet is becoming the ultimate place to seeing people thoughts and just how crazy people really can be. I doubt that any of those people would go through with it or even say it to his face. It's so easy to hide behind a screen and say these things, but really these people are just cowards. And yes they are bandwagon fans. These are likely the same fans who said we should have played Strasburg, but couldn't name another starter in our rotation prior to the playoffs.

As far as Drew, I feel bad for him. He had a bad outing, obviously, and was over thinking things. Even with that said, a lot of people can share the blame. Gio got wild and opened the door for the beginning of their comeback, Edwin Jackson almost single-handedly gave up a 3 run lead, Tyler Clippard gave up a homer and in my opinion Davey Johnson made some questionable decisions. I like Davey a lot, but sometimes he trust his guys too much. I think he should have had someone else in the pen warming up once Storen gave up the first two runs. The stage is too big not to consider other options.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:56 AM
 
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Its not Drew Storen' fault, he was pitching as hard as he possibly could. The manager is at fault for not knowing that Storen was on fumes and didnt have enough to get the job done. As a manager, its your job to know. Same thing happened to Mitch Williams a few decades ago, people forget but Williams was TORCHED by his manager in the previous games, he threw a BILLION pitches and had nothing left and everyone knew it yet he was the one who was blamed. He should have never been in the game in the first place.
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:43 AM
 
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that's crazy, we wouldn't even *be* in the playoffs is it weren't for Drew Storen. There's nothing or nobody to blame really, it's the just the baseball gods' way of sticking it to us long suffering Washington DC sports fans
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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Drew Storen Death Threats: Nationals Closer Draws Threats On Twitter After Loss To Cardinals

I don't know about you guys but those particular tweets that were publicized on there and anyone else who made similar comments aren't true baseball fans. They sound like bandwagon fans, imo.

Thoughts?
My thoughts: the internet is full of crazy people who vent the hugest **** online, but don't have the werewithal to say it in person.

You don't even have to look too far for that: just go on the Politics and Other Controversies forum.
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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They sound like bandwagon fans, imo.

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They sound like blow hard idiots to me.
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I haven't heard about any death threats against Valverde. I guess people in Detroit are more civilized.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:57 PM
 
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These people are not going to do anything. I got over that game in a few minutes. Nationals lost, their season is done, get over it. Fans take professional sports way too seriously and they have no impact on the game.

They have a winning season, won the division, best record in the MLB, lost to the defending champions. I wish I was at the game. I would of gave the Nationals a standing ovation.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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These people are not going to do anything. I got over that game in a few minutes. Nationals lost, their season is done, get over it. Fans take professional sports way too seriously and they have no impact on the game.

They have a winning season, won the division, best record in the MLB, lost to the defending champions. I wish I was at the game. I would of gave the Nationals a standing ovation.
That is very classy and professional. Those "fans" should take note of this.
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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That is very classy and professional. Those "fans" should take note of this.
I disagree.

I don't see it as classy or professional. That behavior should be the expectation, not something above the expectation.

The idiots making death threats, as innocuous as they likely were, were idiots. To suggest that not doing so is classy and professional elevates the idiots to a status they don't deserve.
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