Originally Posted by SI1020
Has anybody here ever experienced or witnessed real hate? In all its frightening intensity? This is criticism in varying degrees. Other Sox players, even some really good ones have been subject to much worse on this board. If Peavy gets to experience what Keith Foulke did in 2004 I'll be happy for him.
This is how I'd characterize it also. "Hate" has become an overused term almost to the extent "great" and "superstar" have. In certain cases, it represents an attempt to silence valid criticism or disagreement.
On the other hand, if the disagreement or criticism includes unnecessarily personal remarks, name calling and overuse of expletives for example, then it invites the application of the term.