To clarify why I asked why we should have more baseball chatter here, I certainly understand the reasons given but they would apply to any sector of the entertainment industry which sports is certainly part of. Do we want the discussions here watered down with talk of movies, television, music, curling, wrestling, etc? It’s not like those topics don’t already have plenty of forums of their own.
You're right, of course, but I think that almost always a side topic is titled Off Topic, which allows uninterested others to scroll past to prostate-cancer specific topics. I did not OT this post, because Niekro died of prostate cancer. Think of this thread as a sort of celebratory forum wake for the wonderful Mr. Niekro. Yes, I do visit other topic-specific forums about
things that related to my interests. There's likely a forum for every interest, although I haven't yet searched for the forum that's all about
those strange natural phenomena, Pingos.