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August 24, 2010, 02:12 AM
Amazing to me but true. My innocuous, silly, good-natured posts (which are mixed in with lots of hard-core, baseball-adoring, history-respecting posts by me) have now gotten me kicked off both ESPN.com and MLB.com message boards after long and highly successful runs there attracting many thousands of viewers every month.

So, not that I want it to happen, but I expect some day in the near future I will also be tossed off the two remaining media sites on which I have threads -- SI and Sporting News, two publications to which I subscribe and read.

Freedom of expression obviously does not extend to these message boards, where (it seems) one or two people can secretly acuse you of being undesirable, and then without any warning, explanation, or recourse, you are gone. And there are always snitches in any group of people, who get off on deep-sixing people from their sick, anonymous little hiding places.

As an older guy with time to indulge in such things, I'm wondering what the ACLU would say about such stuff. Maybe I'll look into that.
August 24, 2010  08:23 AM ET

Why not start your own blog??? No one can kick you off that!

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September 18, 2010  04:51 PM ET

I am going to hunger-striking to show my support for your cause.

Soldier on Walt.

September 30, 2010  02:12 PM ET

Crazy? That is what they said about Son of Sam.

October 7, 2010  04:15 PM ET

ESPN SUCKS AND CAN GO WHERE THE SUN DOESN'T SHINE.YOU SHOULDN'T MISS MUCH THERE AS THOSE BLOGGERS ARE ALL UNEMPLOYED BUMS ANY WAY.I WOULD NEVER BUY ANY PRODUCT WITH ESPN ON IT OR ENDORSED BY ESPN IN ANY WAY.I WOULD NOT LOSE ANY SLEEP OVER ESPN.

October 8, 2010  01:54 AM ET

Whoa. That was an unexpected turn of events.

October 11, 2010  10:23 PM ET

Well written

October 12, 2010  03:08 PM ET
QUOTE:

We decided that we would like to fly -- or I guess 'rocket' would be the better word -- to the planet Pluto so we can spend some Quality Time together.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Pluto is no longer considered a planet. It has been downgraded.

October 13, 2010  04:56 PM ET
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Hey, LoveItHateIt! Sometimes I wonder whether there is anybody actually reading this stuff -- in spite of the viewer count being 100+ almost every day between the two SI threads. So your comment was MUCH appreciated, plus your picture reminded me of Twinkles, Walt's cat (who tried to murder him). Please let me know if you have anything you'd like to see happen in the story!Walt B

Anytime Walt! Keep up the good work.

November 12, 2010  10:44 AM ET

Dude. Just post a link to an e-book or something.

Clearly you enjoy writing, and the off-beat sense of humor is always welcome, but I'm not wading through 200 posts.

Wow. Also, try the Blog feature of the site instead of the message boards.

November 26, 2010  09:31 PM ET
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Dude. Just post a link to an e-book or something.Clearly you enjoy writing, and the off-beat sense of humor is always welcome, but I'm not wading through 200 posts.Wow. Also, try the Blog feature of the site instead of the message boards.

Holy Crap that is hard reading... 10 mins and I have had enough.

December 20, 2010  10:48 PM ET
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Oh, I must have dozed off at my writing desk... The rain is running down the dirty glass of the barred window. Outside it is dark... and I am back in GHUUUK.

Whaaat?

Barred window?

December 20, 2010  10:55 PM ET

WHAT IS THIS!??!?!??!?!?

December 21, 2010  11:47 AM ET

Whoa

December 21, 2010  02:47 PM ET

Wow.

December 21, 2010  07:48 PM ET

My head is spinning! LOL

And what the heck IS a sacroiliac?

December 22, 2010  12:08 AM ET

Wow, who needs a kindle for Christmas when i can just read this

 
December 29, 2010  09:10 PM ET

Blonde Linda is up to something...

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