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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: Dec 1, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2009 3:06 pm
 

A Woman in the CBS Sport's World

Hey, Franticantic!  How've you been?  Getting ready for that NL league of yours yet?  I've been really busy so haven't prepared for mine at all.  Work has been kicking my butt.  Believe it or not, whereas I had 4 leagues last season, I only have 2 this year.....so far.  I don't think that's gonna satisfy my habit, so I'll have to look for more, lol.  Anyway, thanks for the kind words.  I'm not so sure about the Supergirl part, but I'll take the compliment, lol. 



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2009 10:17 pm
 

A Woman in the CBS Sport's World

You are right - trolls like this seem to reproduce.  Still, telling an admin could discrourage him from bugging you anymore, but it could egg him on too.  Your call of course - don't want to butt in.

Hope you have a great weekend!

-M.M.




Since: May 22, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2009 5:47 pm
 

A Woman in the CBS Sport's World

My advice? You've informed the community. Now ignore this loser and carry on with your life, doing the stuff you do well -- talking baseball, offering the occasional glimpse of feminine thought (more of us benefit from it than will admit it!), making excuses for your Yanks (LOL), and helping me limp through my picks for the upcoming fantasy baseball season. These are not the feats of mere mortal wimmen. These are the feats of  Super Y-Chick!



Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2009 2:14 pm
 

A Woman in the CBS Sport's World

THERE'S NO NEED TO BE SORRY yankeechick, I ADMIRE YOUR HANDLING OF THE SITUATION AND ESPECIALLY YOUR RESTRAINT.



Since: Dec 1, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2009 1:28 pm
 

A Woman in the CBS Sport's World

Not sure how I can call the guy out, Carrick.  Do you mean tell an admin?  Not sure that would work because idiots like these seem to reproduce, and if he got kicked off the site, he'd probably just keep coming back as someone else.  I think he's an attention seeker looking to get a rise out of whoever, and if he gets what he wants, he'll just want more like an addict.  Just my opinion.  Sorry if you think I'm not handling this properly, and I'm sorry you and others are being subjected to this guy's idiocy. 

Muffin Man, see response to Carrick, lol. 

RI, as I said before, I do not judge an entire gender on a weak specimen.  You have no need to apologize though I appreciate it. 




Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2009 1:19 pm
 

A Woman in the CBS Sport's World

I THINK YOU SHOULD JUST CALL THIS MORON " OUT " yankeechick SO THE REST OF THE CBS SPORT'S WORLD CAN  I G N O R E HIS POSTS.



RI Yankees Man
Since: Sep 25, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2009 12:29 pm
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Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2009 11:46 am
 

A Woman in the CBS Sport's World

Wow - what an idiot!  Have you informed an admin about this guy?



Since: Dec 1, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2009 11:09 am
 

A Woman in the CBS Sport's World

Muffin Man, you don't have to be a regular here, your comments are welcome, thanks. 

I just want to share this dude's latest ramblings.  Like I mentioned, he's moved onto insulting a poster who defended me while still throwing stuff at me for good measure.  I really find his spiel amusing. 

1st off, I thought I told you and your Mommy " Stay Off The Big Boys Site". Go to little girls rm.. Geez. Some people.Your not old enough to be in here. Yankeechik has finally listened to reason. She explained to me that this was all an experiment to help u find your identity. It's not as a man kiddo. I know your special (Threeparts), but u could have ur feelins hurt in here. Someone told u to say Joba is a RP and u listened. That's ok. We don't blame u, we blame your parents. Yankeechik. She's listening to reason now. Mommy, who got it from Daddy, said sign Sheets, that's 1 for 2. Then Yankchik/YourDaddy, translated on here( A Mans Website), that Hughes is ready for #5. That's 1 for 3. A good avg. for Baseball but not for this place. Let us men decide where Joba(#5) and Sheets #4, should pitch. Dr. Phil will have an entire Series on your kind this up coming Season.




Since: Dec 1, 2007
Posted on: January 17, 2009 11:02 am
 

A Woman in the CBS Sport's World

Mom, your writing that you take so seriously is excellent, and I enjoy your blog.  Thanks for sharing.  I have no intention of discontinuing my participation here.  No idiot is going to chase me away.  I've never ran from anything in my life.  I'm certainly not going to start now. 

Sircheeks, I appreciate your kind words, but you have absolutely nothing to apologize for.  I do not judge your entire gender by its' weakest specimen. 

Spackle, too bad you're not a Yankee fan, lol. I appreciate the support.  You're right that people like this are abundant on the internet.  It's so easy for them to hide behind a computer.  I imagine they're actually terrified to say such things to anyone face to face. 

Scorpionbite, I appreciate your efforts to make the site disease free.  As for warning this dude, I chose not to because I really think that's what he wants.  He wants to bother me and people in general.  Why give him the satisfaction. 



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