This is something that has really been bothering me since Saturday. After Josh Sharpe finished playing High Hand, Jack Danger announced the next player, Tim Street. Immediately after, the guy in orange said, “Does anybody care?” The others around him (arrows on them) began to snicker. I was sitting directly in front of them. I turned around and said as nicely as I could, “I do.” There response was elevating their snickering to laughter. I’m not sure if they thought I was being sarcastic, or just wanted to be mean to me as well. Either way, I thought their behavior was disgusting.
Tim might not be as popular of a player as Josh, but he worked just as hard to get on that stage, and was deserving of respect. I know guys like Josh, Keith, Steve, etc. are part of the reason pinball is where it is today, but to disrespect a lesser known player like that is uncalled for.
For pinball to grow, people need to embrace the idea that it isn’t always going to be the same famous players at the top.