Re: Exclusive: Red Sox stars blast manager Bobby Valentine in heated July meeting with ownership-Your Reaction?
posted at 8/15/2012 10:58 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Exclusive: Red Sox stars blast manager Bobby Valentine in heated July meeting with ownership-Your Reaction?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Exclusive: Red Sox stars blast manager Bobby Valentine in heated July meeting with ownership-Your Reaction? : idiots, it's actually one of the most accurate posts ever attributed to modern baseball. It has bothered me as a fan for so many years that the players get trashed here daily. Yes, you could call me a players' fan, so in that I'm like Tito was as far as how he felt about the players. I was always Sox first, players second though in my loyalty and in who I root for. But here's the problem--it's like Seinfeld jokes. At what point, do you end up rooting for the jersey, knowing that you really don't care much for the roster?? The likeability factor is low on the 2012 Sox--Beckett, AGON, CC
--these are guys who can rub you the wrong way with their differing cases of indifference--(I like AGON, but I like him for the same reason I ultimately have liked most Sox--the guys who can perform in a Sox jersey are the guys that earn why I like them--it is about performance when it's all said and done.). Watching any Beckett postgame press conference is like watching Robert Shaw scratching the chalkboard in Jaws. I loved Tiant, Willoughby, Burgmeier, Stanley, Tudor, Campbell, Yaz, Lynn, Rice, Greenwell, Burks, Boggs, Fisk, Evans, Nomar, Manny, Wakefield, Tek, Lowe, Mueller, Lyle, Lee, Barrett, Burleson, Hobson, and i was even Shea Hillenbrand's biggest fan when he got shipped out of town despite being a big contributor to Sox baseball...Today's team? Maybe I'm just too old now, older than anyone on the roster--maybe that's why I liked Wakefield so much--close to my age. But I enjoy watching some of the young guys perform, and it's exciting to see Morales or Doubront throw a good game or Mortenson do a fine job out of the pen, or Aceves throw a lightning inning. Pedroia and Ellsbury, when they are on, are fun to watch. But for the most part, I think I do root for the jersey now, the clothes. It's not much fun to root for the players on the team as much anymore. Especially when you lose like this bunch. I am highly critical of BV and BC, but I'm not naive to know that the players have been flat out terrible all season, and this team just isn't fit to win.
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I get the Beckett, Lackey perception, danny but why Crawford? He undoubtedly had a terrible first year, but he admitted as much, apologized to the fans for it and vowed to back and be the player we thought we were getting this season. He decided to play to try to contribute this year instead of having season ending surgery and has looked like the player her was in Tampa.