Re: Have you considered staying away from Fenway Park?
posted at 4/9/2012 12:20 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Have you considered staying away from Fenway Park?
[QUOTE]My dislike for management is well documented here. I think I've been to one game since they bought the team. I will not financially support this team. I will still root for the players, but not one cent of mine will go into Henry's pocket. It's not a popular opinion to be sure, but ownership does not give a d a m n about the Red Sox, or Boston, or the fans. They've sold out many games thanks only to their unholy alliance with Ace Ticket, which keeps ticket prices sky high for normal fans. They never admit to doing anything wrong, always throwing someone under the bus when it's convenient, and backing overwight clowns like Beckett after last season. Francona, who I didn't always like, was a company man, did everything they wanted, said ALL the right things....and they stabbed him in the back after cutting out his knees after he left. They even built two new rows of seats so Henry and his pals could take over the front rows and still keep their season ticket base. Totally classless and unlikeable in my eyes. I will by a ticket the very DAY Henry and co. sell this team and get the h e l l out of Boston for good. I will be a happy happy HAPPY Sox fan on that glorious day!
Posted by ma6dragon9[/QUOTE]
This post is totally ridiculous.
Who have they thrown under the bus. You're assuming it was ownership, but this is an example of you simply wanting to believe whatever you want just to fit your own preconceived opinions and bias. If you read Hohler's story, it's very likely the source was someone in the clubhouse.
So who else in 10 years have they supposedly thrown under the bus to even show it's some kind of pattern?
Now you get even more absurd. You're ripping him for building two rows of seats for him and his pals. So kicking out long-time season ticket holders was a better option? Incredible.
The guy owns the team and spent hundreds of millions of dollars. He should be able to sit where he wants. So instead of kicking out the fans -- you would have blasted him mercilessly for that -- he spent money for his own seats. That's bad?
Doesn't care about the fans? He spent millions to fix up Fenway to make it better for the fans after the Harrington regime allowed the park to turn into a dump. He made game day in front of Fenway an event, after the Harrington-Duquette regime tried to kick out vendor.
If you want an example of a regime that cared nothing for the fans, you need to look no further than the Harrington-Duke debacle. What an embarrassment to fans and the city.
His so-called holy alliance with Ace Ticket has nothing to do with high prices. The prices would be high regardless. Have you seen the prices of Yankees tickets. Do you live in a cave -- tickets for entertainment are steep everywhere and with a 37,000-seat ballpark that limits supply to go along with incredibly high demand because his teams have consistently been competitive, the prices are going to be high. It's called SUPPLY and DEMAND. Ever hear of it?
If you want cheap tickets, I'll find Marty McFly's time machine and you can go back to the early 1960s when they couldn't give tickets away. You can watch crp teams play and have the entire frikin park to yourself.
Henry has shown to be a good businesman. Fans today are whining because the Sox didn't spend more over the offseason despite the fact that their payroll will wind up around $180 million or more, yet you have posters complaining about him turning the Sox into a marketing machine and merchandising brand.
So we want him to spend money like the Yankees yet we don't want him to get the revenue needed to compete.
This ownership group didn't handle things that well at the end of last season. But when you take in everything that they have done in the 10 years they've had the team, they've been great owners. If you're complaining about them, what in the world do you want from an ownership group.