Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Earth To Nomar-Haters

That deafening silence you hear from certain FlashBoys, columnists and websites is simply the predictable hibernation pattern of the species Nomarus Hatatem (AKA Nomar-Haters). Gee, where have they all gone? Do you think it might have something to do with the fact that Nomar is putting up Comeback Player Of The Year stats (.362 AVG; .606 SLG; .427 OBP; 1.033 OPS as of May 30th)? Maybe it's just not fashionable anymore to bash one of the greatest Red Sox players ever—doesn't have the pizzazz it once did. You know, it's way more fun to kick someone when they're down. Make up fake stories, call him "Mr. Hamm". All that good stuff.

Of course, most of these humanitarians have found other straw men to attack (Manny, until he got hot; Loretta until he had a 14-game hitting streak; etc. etc.). So, the next time you hear one of these up-standing pillars of the sports community attacking a player, consider the source. Then, change the station, turn the page, or click the mouse.

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