Re: One Wonders...
posted at 8/1/2012 1:00 PM EDT
In Response to One Wonders...
[QUOTE]One Wonders …. if these thoughts of forced re-construction are really thought out; if the upset over no changes really should be cause for that upset; if, like in 2007, the negative ones will be able to face themselves if/when our guys pull off a comeback. Allow me to share a moment. This won’t be my finest effort, for I am falling asleep as I type. 1) if these thoughts of forced re-construction are really thought out I recall the anger of paying some of Lugo’s contract to get rid of him – and several others as well. But there is a strand of thought here that says “unload the fat cat’s and their contracts.” Pray tell how? If Henry and Co. should dump the players, there is very little they could do in re-building because they would still be paying huge amounts of cash in the remainder of those very contracts. How would they get rid of all the problem children in the gang and not still owe exorbitant amounts on huge contracts? Doesn’t make sense to me to dig a whole deeper and deeper … and somehow think the ledgers will be clear to make new responsible decisions that you all would be happy with. Don’t try to be dishonest about this. There is no genie in a lamp that will honor your/our wishes to dump the core of $170+/- million a year and start fresh. Even if we only got rid of your favorite problem children and their contracts, which would not truly relieve the financial burden we are all so well aware of. Your ire and sensible thinking doesn’t qualify as valid currency for the next step you propose, never mind taking care of you’re the old problems you so commonly address. 2) If the upset over no significant changes really should be cause for that upset so often framed on this site. First, already you are not enamored with large deals, expensive pieces, long distant shots in the dark. Not only have we been snake bitten by these contracts, but many other teams have been too. Without listing our issues, take a quick look at one the Yanquis have famously failed at … Burnett is now a solid Cy Young award leader at the Burgh , 14-1 and dominant. I could list several others … but for decency sake and length of post will not. I could list others not in the Rivalry, but why? Each one would just be a starting point for more argumentation. Then, who would be coming our way? Dempsey didn’t want to come east, Atlanta OR Boston. Garza is injured and hasn’t pitched in almost 2 weeks. Grenke (sp) never wanted to come to Boston, or so old reports in KC said. Cliff Lee? Hmmm. One win this season … hasn ‘t pitched awfully or whatever, but … Would you really want Pence or the Flying Hawaiian? Are either that much of an upgrade? Ok, there was Hanley Ramirez …but suddenly LA had all the right parts for that deal. If Josh and Jon get their mojo back, so do we. Having a rough season is an unforgiveable sin .... whew! 3. If, like in 2007, the negative ones will be able to face themselves if/when our guys pull off a comeback. But there is never/rarely appreciation, that in a game as fickle as baseball, even if you field the “best” team it nowhere guarantees a championship. Shall I list the countless “sure things” that have lost to division winners or wild cards that just barely make it – and in a series or two, they –the “lesser” team- plays better and suddenly become not the ones who skim by but are recorded as WS C? No, I’m not happy with losing and in ALL frankness, almost kissed this season good bye when Tex tied the game Lester had been given a 6-1 lead. But when is it appropriate to be thankful for how much pleasure the Sox have given? Yes. Losing stinks and wears at the soul, but in the larger frame of it all, when are we glad to be Sox fans, no matter what? ONLY when we are in the playoffs? Only when we are crowned WS champs? There are some who post here that aren’t even happy with that. They claim they are, but it is such a fleeting moment, the memory of it must be like the thought of a good meal, quickly past the gums, slowly through the g.i. tract (track?) and swiftly out the other end… and as much as losing stinks, that fast farewell to a goodly thing surely does to.
Posted by SinceYaz[/QUOTE]
Negative breeds negative and positive breeds positive. Maybe the fans of the Red Sox should stop feeling so self entitled. Baseball is a sport and all who play has a desire to win. Not all can achieve this goal but I am sure they all try. We as fans can help by cheering the players on and give encouragement when they struggle. These players are human beings with a heart and feelings like each of us do. When pressured for lack of performance they sometimes will press and make matters worse. We did this to George Scott who was trader to Milwaukee, played great, was reacquired, and then melted under the constant badgering of fans. I would like to see any of you complainers stand in at the plate and face even a 90 MPH fastball. Heck most of you would buckle at a 60 MPH knuckleball. What we have here are some posters who like to create a stir and rile others to their cause. Most of them would rather see the Sox perform poorly so that they can continue the onslaught. We have a good thing going with the Sox, but rest assured that we are on the verge of becoming the Sox of the 90’s as we loose players frustrated with playing to ungrateful fans and free agents not signing here for the same reason. We root for our team because they are our team. If someone is having problems we encourage them so that their confidence level will increase which will enhance their performance better that name-calling and booing! I come to this forum every day to read about the team I have rooted for since 66 and for the last 20 years could not see a game because I live in the Chicago suburbs. I am ashamed at the constant bickering and player bashing that goes on here and all that do that should also be ashamed. I am not saying that we sugar coat everything, but it would be nice to see constructive criticism so that maybe the players can improve, not shrink back into the dugout and hide from the fans and media. There are ways to effect your desires without destroying the product. Of course there are some that come here in the hopes that they can do just that. If you are not one of them then maybe you need to rethink your strategy.