Just as a quick rejoinder to the Nerdinista's newly united offensive against Mike Toth's high-larious Gary Carter love-in...
We've heard it from a bevy of sources, so let's get the obligatory linkage out there first: the Mike Wilner Fan Club Blog, mostly by linking to Cox Bloc's take on it (awesome headline banner on that site, by the way), and Fire Joe Morgan gave it what Neate called "the treatment" (though an uncharacteristically brief mockery is hardly going to make that fine blog's wall of fame, I'm ready to predict). Finally, Neate's oft-recycled and rephrased take (just kidding, I love ya man) has made the rounds of various comment threads.
But did any of you take the time to think about just why, precisely, an otherwise successful broadcaster would postulate such a seemingly insane line of reasoning?
Maybe if you all had tried to think of his rationale in another way, you might've been a bit more successful in avoiding the trap that Mr. Toth had clearly laid out for the geek brigade.
Would any of you be writing about your favourite topic - the uselessness of the RBI - if not for Toth's little mention in his column? Would you guys have been able to compete to see who could produce the most hilarious comparisons of managers with vastly differing RBI totals and management abilities, if not for him? Would you have been able to spend but five minutes crafting what you all believed to be comedy gold, allowing yourselves hours afterwards to laugh at your own jokes, if the Tother hadn't put forth that maze of crossed logic?
Absolutely not. And you're all still talking about him days after the whole feud with Wilner has died down.
You know what a psychiatrist would say to you bloggers? You're all secretly in love with the Tothmeister.
"Yesterday's show really seems to have created a lot of interest, which as you know, is the whole idea behind what we do..."