Rebecca over at This Purist Bleeds Pinstripes has started an Optimism Campaign. I particularly like her closing points:
That pessimism is a product of tabloids and certain broadcast media that exists to provide entertainment and rile emotions.There are a lot of times that I feel like the resident optimist, but I'm just trying to be as realistic as a partisan commentator can be. And I love to debate the stats and observations that define the facts of evaluating baseball players. But when Rebecca suggests that "intangibles, such as clubhouse chemistry and ability to perform in the clutch, matter" well, frankly, I throw up in my mouth.
That negative opinions have every right to exist as long as they are expressed in a civilized and reasonable form, even if we do not hold them ourselves.
I guess we can't all be perfect.