Re: re: " don't complain, we're in first place"
posted at 8/9/2011 6:43 PM EDT
In Response to Re: re: " don't complain, we're in first place"
[QUOTE]I'm with Kim. I don't see that comment that often. But I also kind of agree with it. Surely the complainers can caveat their negativity by occasionally saying, "well I know the Sox overall are playing good ball and winning games, but . . ." More often, however, it's "Francona is an idiot. 20 guys on this thread alone could manage this team better than he does." Or, "Theo is clueless and never gets the right players." I've been rooting off and on for the Sox since 1949 and had an uncle who did so even longer and more intently, and he died, age 90 or so, before the 2004 WS. When he was my age, I thought he was nuts, but now I'm even nuttier than he was. So my perspective is that right now is the best time in Red Sox history to be a Sox fan. The GM isn't a genius, but he is the focal point of an awful lot of good baseball decisions to keep this team competitive. And the manager, now in his 8th year, is just about perfect for this team. Since John Henry took over, the Sox have gone nose to nose with the best and probably the wealthiest sports franchise in North America and more than held their own. The complainers would do well to occasionally keep that in mind.
Posted by maxbialystock[/QUOTE]
always good to point out what we have to be greatful for. some people may always see or speak the negatives. just the same, i dont think there is anything wrong with talking thoughts and ideas of how a play could be improved, alternative calls that can be made during a game, thoughts of player pickups, good call her, bad call there, etc, etc, etc. all conversations baseball. fan forums will always be a place for second guessing. suggestions and appreciations and yes! room for much more joint appreciatioon and celebration and of our team and its successes. we will always need the people who see the glass 3/4 full. (very few people spend their day counting their appreciations. if they did, there would be a lot more happpier people around).
maybe i ignore daily sour grapes from the same people easily. it is more challenging for me to read from many people i would WANT to hear from saying "dont complain". but, hey i can live with that too, i just think they might enjoy themselves more to talk about what they want to talk about.
i hear you max, i have been around to see the bad and the good, and these days we have an embarrassment of riches in great games and great fun players to enjoy.
Thanks for the all the comments all.