Before I start, I understand how some people might think they have the right to their opinion about Frenchie's commentary and also, I did not listen to the commentary so I don't know what he said or didn't say except what I read here. From the many comments perhaps their is some validity to their claims that his commentary is not up to their standards of excellence.
THIS STORY in some ways reminds me of a time long ago at the infamous Sport Palace.
There was this "business guy" who was coming around the pool room for about 6 months. He owned a siding company and was a good guy who just loved pool and he loved gambling at pool. His pool game wasn't that great but he would match up with most anyone at the pool room and almost always lost. He took his beatings like a man, when he broke even he congratulated his opponent and when he did win, he didn't gloat about it or denigrate his opponent.
What he did do is pay off time and time again, regularly losing every week for nearly 6 months. Now the loss factor doesn't have anything to do with this story and is just some background information for you to form your own conclusions. The siding company owner would come in the pool room at least 2-3 times a week and this one week he comes in and one of the "scufflers" who felt he was being ignored by the siding company owner because the owner didn't want to gamble with this particular scuffler decides to open the business man's nose, figuratively speaking.
The scuffler then begins a merciless tirade, an ad hominem attack of Leviathan proportions on the owner of the company. The scuffler's words were meant to incite the owner to play and the words dug deep. Finally, the owner of the siding business told the scuffler and everyone in the pool room, how he didn't mind paying his dues. He told the scuffler, "The difference between you and I is that you are a parasite and I am a producer. You suck the very life out of pool and I try to put a little back into it." He left that day and never returned to pool or the Sport Palace.
See you think the moral of the story is that the one guy ruined it for everyone else by running the fish off....but the real moral of the story is that only in pool is a sucker getting wise considered to be a bad thing.
How would the story of went if a couple of players would taken the guy in the beginning and guided him to only games he was capable of winning and helping him along? I'm guessing thats not how it went down though. I'm also guessing if the siding guy was regularly heisting the local room denizens his leaving wouldn't of been remembered with such sadness.