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Special thread for Cust haters

Jack Cust is no longer an Oakland A. He signed with the Seattle Mariners.

Many A's fans think Cust was a lousy player and they are glad to see him gone. Many other A's fans think those people are stupid and/or crazy for thinking so.

Me, personally, I think Cust was a very good hitter, and I'm sorry to see him go. However, I also think Athletics Nation should be a place where every A's fan feels free to express his or her opinion, even if that opinion happens to be that Cust sucks. I've noticed that any negative opinion about Cust is unwelcome in the front-page open thread. Furthermore such opinions are now being flagged as "trolling" -- as if expressing a dissenting opinion is not only intolerable but is somehow actively taunting those who share in the majority opinion.

This FanPost, therefore, is a place for Cust haters to come and express how much they think Cust sucks and how glad they are that he is gone, without inadvertently offending others or trolling. If you wish to back up your opinions with facts or logical arguments, you are welcome to do so, but -- and I wish to make this explicitly clear -- such justification is not required here.

For those of you who do like Cust and who consider ignorant and illogical Cust hate to be insulting or offensive, I invite you to register your disdain in the poll, but otherwise I recommend you stay out of this discussion since it will only make you upset. Please do not come in here and turn this into a stats-vs-eyes argument. Just let us have our little room in which to vent our illogic and stupidity. Thanks.

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