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A Woman in the CBS Sport's World

Posted on: January 16, 2009 11:01 pm
Edited on: January 17, 2009 10:50 am
 
During the course of this week, I had the displeasure of dealing with a less than well adjusted member who insisted on calling me, my posts and my femininity into question. Now, I’ve had a few run-ins with members before. Once, I actually got into it with 2 members who said some rather distasteful things to me. I realized how stupid it was on my part to bother arguing with ignorant people. It only got me aggravated and frustrated, so I vowed to ignore anyone who ever gave me trouble again. I’m not a member of a sports related site to get into disputes with anyone over anything other than sports.  This past week, it all started with a post I made about honor in the game of baseball. This was written as a response on the public board. 

It's too bad your not a chick for real, cuz your statement of honor is humorous like one.What's left in this or any other sport, not to be tarnished. Something as simple as stealing signs has and always will be a part of the game. OMG. Gotta be a 16 yr. old girl makin that statement. Let me teach you something on the premise you've never actually been outside before. Sports, like in life , has people who are interested in making money. This money motivates them do do whatever it takes to gain an advantage. Steroids, B. Belichick. Any of this sound familiar? Collusion. Good business. A little sneaky perhaps. Not in our law abiding society! Women really are in love with 50 yr. old ex-rockers on reality TV. Short, ugly, black-toothless dudes have always been successful with the Babes! Anyway,if you are a girl, you should probably have "The Talk", with your parents before coming back on here.If you are a girl, the ladies room is to your left on the Bosux site. That's where they spew honor untilYankees swoop in and take away X-Mas present named Teixeira. We come on here to escape the women's perspective, so you should go back to sewing.

A couple of regular posters on the Yankee board defended me which I thanked them for, but ignored the poster himself. He then proceeded to start a thread asking for proof that I was a woman, etc. Several regulars on the Yankee board again defended me. I posted one response to this sexist stating I was a woman, and I wasn’t going to let him get to me. I chose not to say anything defamatory to him because I wasn’t going to stoop to his level. I also chose not to thank my defenders on the board because I just didn’t want to get into too much about the whole thing and give the dude the satisfaction of getting the attention he desired. Let me thank the kind folk who stuck up for me now. Anyway, the guy has made some other distasteful posts directed at me and has even started in on another Yankee poster who defended me.   Here's an example.

Yes, I do feel like a man sitting here at my computer, since I am one. Thanx for confirming my point as well chargingrhino. Yankeechik must feel like she wants to be a man sitting at hers. Do you follow? I think there are way more of the Middle-Men in here than you'd expect from a YANKEE MENS BOARD!!!! We've given women everything else, why give them our sanctuary. It's freightening how many would support this. I am also aware the vast majority stay uninvolved and keep opinions on such matters to themselves. It's our PC thing we have to suffer through. So I'll assume most in here are on board with me. Yankchik I would'nt ask u a direct question because u don't really exist. As far as the get a life bullshit- Who comes on sports sites and pretends to be another gender? Gimme a small break? Rhino- I'll just assume your someones Bitch Too!! Still don't know what I'm referring to. This can't be a girl, no matter the Crap Support!!!

I don’t care if he continues, his problem, not mine.  I chose to do a blog item on this partly as a chance to say thank you to my fellow Yankee fans who are regular posters on the Yankee board. I appreciate that the majority of you don’t subscribe to this person’s beliefs and subsequent tactics. The other reason I chose to write this was to set the record straight. Contrary to this idiot’s opinion, I am a woman and proud of it. I’m actually a pretty feminine woman at that. I like to look my best when I go to work or out. I like to wear skirts and makeup. I also happen to like sports, baseball specifically. Because I’m a fairly intelligent person, I tend to speak intelligently about anything I know well, fancy that. I could use a picture of myself as an avatar to prove myself, but why should I have to.  While I respect other female posters on here in their choice to have their pictures as avatars, I chose not to do that because I’m here to talk sports, and I feel a picture of myself would distract from me being able to do that. Yeah, I’m fairly attractive, and judging from some of the incidents I’ve heard about on here, I’m guessing a picture of myself might be taken as an invitation.   It surprises me when men can’t understand why women bother with sports. We’re actually the more competitive of the 2 genders, so why is it so hard to believe? Let us be please. We’re entitled to talk about whatever we want just like men.   
Category: MLB
Tags: Baseball, CBS, Men, Women
 
Comments

Since: Jun 24, 2007
Posted on: September 28, 2012 8:53 pm
 

A Woman in the CBS Sport's World

Hello Alexa, it's been awhile. hope you are doing good.



Since: Nov 15, 2006
Posted on: February 26, 2010 8:35 am
 

A Woman in the CBS Sport's World

Hi Alexa - how are things in San Diego?  I heard the Chargers may want to trade Cromartie.  I think the Bucs would be willing to trade Derrick Ward straight up for him.  You need another RB now that LT is gone.  Thoughts?



Since: Jan 31, 2008
Posted on: February 11, 2010 12:11 pm
 

A Woman in the CBS Sport's World

I know this was posted on your blog a long time ago, but excellent, excellent post.  You did a better job than I did of dealing with people like this.  I became so irritated with the daily hasseling that I gave up posting on this site.  Hope you are well, we used to talk a long time ago :)



Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: February 4, 2009 4:01 am
 

A Woman in the CBS Sport's World

Yankeechick - I'm sure I'll start spending time in Yankee-land again soon. I can't wait for baseball to start again. Less than two weeks till pitcher and catchers report. Hallelujah!! Unfortunately, my time on my teams' boards often goes according to how the team is doing, so I spent less and less time there as the season went on last year. I hate the nuts that come around - not to mention supposed team fans - that knock every thing the team, the management and the players do when things aren't going well. But now my hockey team has hit a nasty skid, so maybe baseball and spring means new hope, eh? It was certainly a nice winter for the Bombers. Let's hope it continues. I did get some nice Yankees gear on sale in December (and some Mets stuff for my Mom), so at least I look good.  Cool

Also, I couldn't access Sportsline or the boards (or my profile or anything) until the switchover was complete, so I didn't see anything for like two months.

Anyway, sounds like the dork is gone, but I'm sure there'll be others. Hopefully you can just let it roll off your back like a duck, eh?


Carrick - Yes, I voted for Yankeechick. I'm not saying it and I didn't do it because she's a woman, but because I think she's one of the most knowledgeable Yankee fans here. I missed the rest of the voting, so my choice was easy.




Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: February 4, 2009 1:24 am
 

A Woman in the CBS Sport's World

HEY warplanegirl I HOPE YOU WENT ON THE YANKEE PAGE AND VOTED.




Since: Dec 1, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2009 11:34 pm
 

A Woman in the CBS Sport's World

Hey, thanks, Giambino76.  It is sad that we're still dealing with bias in the year 2009.  Honestly, I doubt it ever goes away because you're never going to be without shortsighted people. 




Since: Dec 1, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2009 11:30 pm
 

A Woman in the CBS Sport's World

Hey, Warplanegirl!  How've you been?  I hope you won't keep being a stranger to the Yankee board.  Us chicks have to stick together, lol.  I'd love some sisterhood over there, and I'm sure the guys would welcome another woman. 




Since: Jan 8, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2009 8:44 pm
 

A Woman in the CBS Sport's World

Hey yankeechick. I'm so sorry you had to go through all that crap.

I tend to post and browse more on hockey boards, but I have always been treated really well there by the men. Sometimes I am the only female who posts there, and whenever I mention anything related to that, several guys make sure to let me know I'm welcome and to keep coming there. I see that there've been lots of guys here who have your back too, and I'm grateful for that.

I've always loved reading your Yankees posts. You're very knowledgeable about the team AND about the farm system and have taught me things. Keep it up!




Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2009 8:03 pm
 

A Woman in the CBS Sport's World

There really is a thin line on these boards. I just recently started posting and writing blogs to get through the cold winters in CT and it seemed the more I interacted with the people in here the more you can see the difference in the community. I can only imagine being a female trying to present my point to a male dominated sports site like this and dealing with the garbage that you do. It is sad that the world today still deals with the feminism and racism that is still common in today's culture.

For what it's worth your posts and blogs are great and any Yankee fan is good in my book.



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Since: Mar 5, 2008
Posted on: January 28, 2009 1:22 pm
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