I stand accused, on Twitter, of being a bad Braves fan because I am mean to the manager and the second baseman. I am mean to them there because I try to limit myself here to only fair statements, due to the Lockhart Rule.
At any rate, my immediate response was, “Why am I a bad fan for not giving any extra credit to a couple of Marlins who’ve never done anything for the Braves but help them lose?” The way I see it, someone like Chipper or Bobby has a basically inexaustible supply of credit that nothing short of murder could use up. Brian McCann has a lot of credit. A rookie gets a little gift of credit so I give him a little while before I turn on him. A guy from outside the organization, he better be impressive PDQ. The manager and the second baseman have not.