Re: John Henry-Red Sox 2012 and Jeffrey Loria-Marlins 2012. Same guy? Will both cities fans be similiarly mistreated?
posted at 11/27/2012 8:23 PM EST
In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment:
Everybody's going to be watching the payroll, I started a thread on it myself. But to seriously entertain the possibility that Henry and the front office might try to pull something sneaky on the fanbase is, at this point in time, somewhat paranoid IMO.
Sorry I missed ya thread Hfxsoxnut. But you lost me with the "pull something sneaky on the fanbase" thing. Who suggested such a thing? I clearly stated the sneaky behavior was committed by Mr. Loria of the Marlins who lied, in the opinion of many, to the fans and MLB when negotiating his stadium deal. He only got the $515 million after promising to field a competitive team-something he's clearly not doing this season. But the agreement holds no legal weight, as it's open to anyone's interpretation exactly what constitutes a competitive team. The fans are rightfully outraged....and I suspect organized protests, flash mobs, and boycotts are more than a bit likely. No...if Henry pulls anything it will be by going bargain basement and it would happen right in front of us. No suggestions of sneakiness there.
SonicsMonksLyresVicars offered the following point:
"Paranoid, premature and silly. There is no evidence* to support such conjecture, and ample evidence to refute it."
To which I respond....huh? No "conjecture" was offered. Yet you not only found no evidence to support it-you were able to find "ample evidence to refute it". Wow! I never pointed out which path I expected Henry to take, that of the Marlins or of a team committed to winning. I simply point out the obvious truth that he stands at a fork in the road, and a direction must be decided upon. You can choose to remain silent until May if you choose, when it is apparant to all what path was chosen. I have shared my thoughts on this message board in advance. I am very concerned about the future of this club, and you should be as well.
Finally, a poster graciously informed us that owners "don't give a F**K about you". I get it sir, even without the suggested profanity. All businessmen seek to maximize profits. The only restrictions on their activity is the law, and public opinion which can harm their fortunes to some limited extent. I think that in Miami unless Loria changes and begs for mercy from fans, he may well slay his golden goose. He's got a brand new stadium and should have been working hard to fill it. Instead he's at war with the very people who provide him his income. Good luck with that.