Long post. PSA about a scammer among us

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I just wanted to make TSN community aware of a situation that occurred and prevent anyone else from being scammed by this shady TSN member. I know we can't post screennames so here is a list of hints that should make it somewhat simple to figure out who this person is.

  1. He's apparently not a very "big" person, judging from his screenname?
  2. He may be a bowler? Nothing but a guess, but a perfect game in bowling is 300. I've bowled a 300 btw. (Humble Brag obv)
  3. He's a staunch supporter of the team from the Bronx
  4. His life was "SERIOUSLY ADVERSELY AFFECTED" by the inability to practice swing in MLB 19. But he made it through this tough blow by now electing to call time at the plate an estimate of 15 times per game.
    Ok, that should be enough hints I think. Onto the tale of the scam.

I actually posted last February that this player and myself were going to play a 7 game series on Legend difficulty for a friendly lil wager. We're both baseball fans so we wagered 20 "baseball cards" and he won. I said I'd like a rematch but he insisted on being paid first. He didn't have to ask since I have character and immediately sent him he 20 cards I owed him.

We then played for 50 'baseball cards" and he was once again victorious. Once again, I immediately paid my debt. He said he greatly appreciated me being a man of my word. We then played a 3rd series for 100 "baseball cards" and I came out on top. This was highlighted by a 2nd inning grand slam by none other than Yankees nemesis, Finest Mookie Betts to make it 6-0 if he hadn't dashboarded it, anyway.

He didn't pay right away but said he would on that weekend I said as long as I get it before MLBTS 19 comes out, that's fine. Well, fast forward 11 months and he still has not squared our account. Yes, I'd like my baseball cards but I'll certainly live. Frankly, posting this is infinitely more satisfying.

For the last year, he has promised no less than a dozen times to settle up but every deadline came and went. The site wouldn't take his payment, he bought the 'cards" but accidentally left them at a friend's house, etc. etc. etc. I'll give him credit for not falling off the face of the Earth and completely ignoring me but that is definitely where the credit ends.

He's also exhibited extremely inappropriate, childish, and just flat out bizarre behavior the past year. I'd message him about it and then 4 days later he'd say things like "Let's play, I'll destroy you." He wouldn't even address the issue at hand. I said we can play all you want once you make good. A lot of this back and forth has gone on for nearly a year now.

I finally threatened to make a post like this MONTHS AGO and he finally showed at least a bit of contrition and offered to throw in an extra 25 "baseball cards". A nice gesture on his part I suppose. but an easy one to offer when you're never gonna pay anyway, right? I finally gave him his wish and played him 3 times earlier this week and beat him all 3 but I was very "lucky" was all he took away from those games.

I could go on and on but I'll wrap this up. Sorry it was so long folks. I just wanted to make the community aware of this person so no other decent people get take advantage of. I'm just glad that he respects me being a man of my word. I clearly earned at least a bit of his admiration for that since it is very clearly a personality trait he is not very familiar with, and certainly does not possess!

Thanks for reading and here's hoping to a great version of MLBTS for 2020!

Love,

Bill

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I can testify to this entire situation. I spoke with Bill at great lengths about this individual and back up everything he has stated above 110%.

When people don't stand by their bets or continuously attempt to renegotiate or alter terms of a friendly challenge etc, it speaks to the character of the individual.

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The user posts a lot of challenges here and Reddit etc. When he wins, he is relentless with bugging people, and on a loss, he becomes AWOL.

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@mitchhammond24 said in Long post. PSA about a scammer among us:

[censored] I wanna play a 7 game legend series for some “cards” lol. Fr tho ik exactly who ur talking about. What a shame that he didn’t pay up but I can’t say I’m surprised

Edit: d a m n is censored really??

Haha, I bet you would Mitch! I like to compete for fun and the more than occasional friendly wager but you? I don't like to just give it away lol!

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Wait?!? Noooo?! Really??? I thought dude was annoying, had no idea he was welching on bets...

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I mean you guys arranged to play a Game and didn’t have any sort of middle man or third party to protect yourself. Now your complaining and I’m just gonna ask what did you expect?

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@Speedy44 said in Long post. PSA about a scammer among us:

I mean you guys arranged to play a Game and didn’t have any sort of middle man or third party to protect yourself. Now your complaining and I’m just gonna ask what did you expect?

I knew this would come up. And it's a valid point but completely a separate issue. I'm not complaining. I'm exposing a scammer/thief. Believe me, I'm no idiot and knew I could be taken advantage of in this situation. Not receiving my winnings has no impact on my life or well being. I played poker for a living for over a decade and still play quite a bit. There is a code among gamblers, especially in the poker community. I've been burned before, and probably will be again. Loaned out tons of $ that I'll likely never get back. That is all immaterial.

Call me a sucker. I don't care. I can afford it. Does that mean I should open myself up to be taken advantage of? No, probably not. You seem to be missing the point but that's ok. I'm just trying to limit his ability to do it to someone else. That's all. I just find it sad that someone values their reputation so little. Not you, I'm talking about him obv.

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@mitchhammond24 said in Long post. PSA about a scammer among us:

[censored] I wanna play a 7 game legend series for some “cards” lol. Fr tho ik exactly who ur talking about. What a shame that he didn’t pay up but I can’t say I’m surprised

Edit: d a m n is censored really??

your on my god squad against bronzes. I have a 50 baseball cards that I can give up. I bet I lose in 5 wont even need all 7

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@Ryan_2713 said in Long post. PSA about a scammer among us:

@mitchhammond24 said in Long post. PSA about a scammer among us:

[censored] I wanna play a 7 game legend series for some “cards” lol. Fr tho ik exactly who ur talking about. What a shame that he didn’t pay up but I can’t say I’m surprised

Edit: d a m n is censored really??

your on my god squad against bronzes. I have a 50$ psn "card" that I can give up. I bet I lose in 5 wont even need all 7

Haha no gambling on the forums sir! But since you said you hate facing SS Sale on Legend. I definitely want to use him against you. Your definition of struggling at the plate is a lot different than most others, I would imagine. I've never seen you struggle against any pitcher really. But hey, I know I'm like 1 for 10 or so. But that one time I beat you in 18 is among my proudest MLBTS achievements 🙂 Remember that? Good times

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@Ch-76-1908 said in Long post. PSA about a scammer among us:

@Ryan_2713 said in Long post. PSA about a scammer among us:

@mitchhammond24 said in Long post. PSA about a scammer among us:

[censored] I wanna play a 7 game legend series for some “cards” lol. Fr tho ik exactly who ur talking about. What a shame that he didn’t pay up but I can’t say I’m surprised

Edit: d a m n is censored really??

your on my god squad against bronzes. I have a 50$ psn "card" that I can give up. I bet I lose in 5 wont even need all 7

Haha no gambling on the forums sir! But since you said you have facing SS Sale on Legend. I definitely want to use him against you. Your definition of struggling at the plate is a lot different than most others, I would imagine. I've never seen you struggle against any pitcher really. But hey, I know I'm like 1 for 10 or so. But that one time I beat you in 18 is among my proudest MLBTS achievements 🙂 Remember that? Good times

ok I edited my post. following TOS

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@Ryan_2713 said in Long post. PSA about a scammer among us:

@Ch-76-1908 said in Long post. PSA about a scammer among us:

@Ryan_2713 said in Long post. PSA about a scammer among us:

@mitchhammond24 said in Long post. PSA about a scammer among us:

[censored] I wanna play a 7 game legend series for some “cards” lol. Fr tho ik exactly who ur talking about. What a shame that he didn’t pay up but I can’t say I’m surprised

Edit: d a m n is censored really??

your on my god squad against bronzes. I have a 50$ psn "card" that I can give up. I bet I lose in 5 wont even need all 7

Haha no gambling on the forums sir! But since you said you have facing SS Sale on Legend. I definitely want to use him against you. Your definition of struggling at the plate is a lot different than most others, I would imagine. I've never seen you struggle against any pitcher really. But hey, I know I'm like 1 for 10 or so. But that one time I beat you in 18 is among my proudest MLBTS achievements 🙂 Remember that? Good times

ok I edited my post. i do remember an 18 inning sweat bath. couldn't remember the user name honestly. that was you?

Sorry no. Was referring the ONE TIME I beat Mitch in MLB 18 lol. I misread your post and thought it was from Mitch.

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I've thought of three or four people that may or may not fit the opening description.

I have a list of four and I guarantee I have it wrong.

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I'm lost as to who this person is.

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@Ikasnu said in Long post. PSA about a scammer among us:

I'm lost as to who this person is.

Same, but still not cool. Whoever it is needs to pay up. I personally never wager because I’m sure I’d choke and be very upset, but still, I’d pay. Guy needs to make it right

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One of my favourite albums is songs about Jayne by maroon 5

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@skepple15 said in Long post. PSA about a scammer among us:

One of my favourite albums is songs about Jayne by maroon 5

MY NEW RAP NAME WILL BE LIL HOT POCKET

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