Re: If it were possible, would you end the season now?outide of Boston
posted at 8/19/2012 8:21 AM EDT
In Response to If it were possible, would you end the season now?
[QUOTE]This is just so painful to endure for a true redsox fan. I cannot believe that you guys back there are still paying to see our team get destroyed. When the season opened I, who adore the sox, said nothing had changed since the september melt-down and predicted the sox would be out 16 games and be in last place. I was hopeful that my glumy outlook was going to get me egg all over my face. But my prediction still has time. To be honest, I predicted the 16 games out would have already happened a long time ago. If you stop going and buying beer maybe JH will do something. But, when you really consider what is ailing the "team/group" the problem cannot be corrected unless JH wants to eat $100,000,000 in contracts to get rid of all the bad deals Theo the Great Monster left him with. If I were JH I would find a way to sue Theo. Why did not JH stand up and scream NO NO NO to crawford deal he was against? End the season. End the torture. End the wars. NOT POSSIBLE and NO POSSIBLE SOLUTION. Go sox!!!!
Posted by teddybaseball009[/QUOTE]
As a true Red Sox fan, I feel the pain. The glimmer is gone for now, but the luster is still there. Your fears of a boundless dark future are unfounded but understandable. While we were enjoying many great years, other teams didn't lay dormant and say, "Oh, jeeez, those Red Sox, we will never be able to be as glorious as they are." They drafted, developed and grew into some remarkable talent.
In other words, the things happened the way they should in the bigger picture. Baseball outside of Boston kept on keeping on. While we have talent, other teams developed or attained as much or more. We used to walk loudly and carry a big stick, to rephrase another line. Now, we found out others have developed body armor and offense of their own.
The cup is still half full, friend. If Lester and Beckett return to form or Franklin and Clay pick up the slack ... things could be better. But face it, the rest of the game has gotten better around us.
Good for baseball. Tough on Boston.
But after struggling through a lifetime of bad to almosts, I am hardly willing to walk away from this team or any team in Boston that calls Fenway hone,