As someone once told me: ”Baseball is a religion. Fenway Park is the church. Don’t let the priests and alter boys get in the way.” Well, the priests and alter boys are fucking up my season! I can’t stand the ownership and management, and it’s effecting all Boston Red Sox fans, not just me.
All of Boston is disappointed with the current situation: Last place in the AL East. We’re below .500 and playing like we don’t give a shit. Checking out the standings, I remember when it used to be reversed. Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays and Baltimore Orioles stuck in the basement, Toronto Bluejays stuck in ‘No Man’s Land’ in the middle, and then the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox battling at the top. What happened!? Who’s is to blame?!
Well there’s two options: (1) Players OR (2) Management. That’s it. Pick one. Don’t give me that “both” crap. If you had to pick a side, who are you going with? I’m going with Management. I understand you can say the players are the ones actually playing the game, or the players aren’t motivated, or trying… Whatever you want to say, those things can be fixed by MANAGEMENT. I’m a HUGE Francona fan and supporter so maybe that’s why I’m really trashing Ownership, but Bobby V, Ben Cherington, and Larry Lucchino are garbage. We have the 3rd highest payroll in the MLB and these are the current standings. I said I was going to give them 30 days before I made a serious judgement. Well, times up. We’re 12-18 with no signs of life on this team.
I understand Bobby V has nothing to do with the collapse last September, BUT he is in control now and can right this ship. Players aren’t motived? Motivate them! Light a fucking fire under their ass. Get tossed from a game. DO SOMETHING. Right now Alan Alda, I mean Media Whore, I mean Bobby V is just sitting in the back of the dugout, arms crossed with 1 finger on his chin going: “I have no idea what to do right now or with this team in general.” He’s just an old man that can only do media and can’t connect with players like he used to. I think the best way to really dive into this debate is showing how it all started on Facebook:
I found myself rooting against the Red Sox the other night. How the fuck does that happen? I’ve been raised a Red Sox die-hard. I remember Mike “The Gator” Greenwell rolling me and my best friend a baseball in the early 90′s when we were sitting on the Sox dugout at our 1st game ever. Since then I’ve paid attention to every little move the team has made and rocked their gear like it was tattooed on me. The other night I was rooting for the Kansas City Royals to win… Felix Doubront shouldn’t have been in the game and Bobby V watched him walk batters and give up hits like he had money on the Royals and was trying to loose the game! I wanted Alex Gordon to hit a grand slam to tie it and then win. I’m so embarrassed with this team and to call myself a Red Sox fan right now…
This season is going to suck no matter what. If the Red Sox continue to suck and don’t make the playoffs, it’ll be ok. Management will change. Bobby V, the ass clown media whore will be gone, and we can start fresh next year. If the Red Sox rally and make the playoffs, I’ll be happy for the players, but it’ll suck because management might stay the same. I just don’t see a possible positive outcome this season.
I think some of this has to do with the atmosphere created at Fenway Park for the 100th Who Gives A Shit Anniversary.
Fenway isn’t the same Fenway that it used to be. It used to be filled with die-hard fans that were there to only root for the home team. Now, a trip to Fenway Park is like going on a family picnic or to an amusement park. A bunch of “pink hats” pretending to be fans, not knowing anything about the team or players, and just showing up to sing “Sweet Caroline” in the 8th inning. I don’t understand the random tradition of singing that song in the 8th. It’s fun I guess, but what if the Red Sox are losing? Pink Hats don’t care! They’ll sing no matter what the situation is. That song should be played (if it must) only when the Red Sox are winning. I know the song or the constant “wave” going around the park doesn’t have anything to do with them winning or losing, but it’s pissing me off and it’s not helping me root for this team.