I know I’m biased, don’t get me wrong, but at the same time, I still go to a job where kids know they can cheat/plagiarize and it’ll be regarded as a momentary mistake, a lapse in judgment, a response to stress, even if they do it habitually or constantly, which many do. These teachers must have a lot more job security than me.
And without exception, the loudest snitches I have—the Codies Bellinger and Aarons Judge and Trevors Bauer in my classroom—are the ones who cheat in other ways.
I don’t know a single Astros fan who doesn’t admit that they cheated their way to a World Series.
What they do say is that there’s no way in hell they were the only team relaying signs in real time, no matter what Bellinger or Stanton say.
What they say is that there were no fucking buzzers, a thing that multiple players, MLB authenticators, people who work with electronics, and Harold Reynolds (¿¿!!) have all confirmed.
And like me, they’re all very tired of being asked to do penance.
Judge is on the Yankees. Bellinger and Turner are Dodgers. Bauer used to be in Cleveland. They’re all hoping they don’t get caught too. That’s how my students work, too—the kid who “snitches” or “moralizes” the loudest is invariably the hardest cheater in the class.
okay this one is better
people from non baseball cultures reacting to baseball is very much my shit
they should embrace it honestly. call it the Mini League
Manfred cut a very stupid deal here to let the Astros take the heat for the Yankees, Dodgers, Red Sox, Brewers, Cubs, Nats, Diamondbacks, Rangers, and Cleveland, all of whom have been linked to electronic sign stealing, and fans of those other teams, and players on them, still cannot keep their traps shut when their least favorite team is taking the fall for them. I knew baseball fans could be irrational, but this is bordering on absurd.
Alt of @taweret
if you expect me to apologize for rooting for my home team you can go jump up your own ass
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