Re: Red $ox Baseball &
posted at 3/8/2013 4:00 PM EST
In response to ThefourBs's comment:
I've been a fan since the late 60s.
In response to Frank N Stein's comment:
Ben is trying to please Henry and Werner by bringing in players who will up the ratings.
Haven't you heard about Francona's book?
They want soap operas like the Napoli debacle, the Ellsbury guessing game, Johnny Gomes superstar, etc.
It's like Hollywood , where negative media is the ticket to more attention. Nobody would know who Lindsay Lohan was if she didn't get herself arrested and hauled into court every 6 months. Attention= ratings. This team is designed to get attention because they want high ratings. Today's society wants sports to be like reality T.V., infighting, hairpulling, jealousy, rumours and backstabbing. That is what gets the Twitter/ Facebook generation's attention.
The poor fans who call themselves "Red Sox Nation" are mostlt sheep who will turn on the game no matter what....last year proved that. If 90% if Red Sox Nation would ignore the team for awhile, maybe the management would concentrate on building a winner. But, we are stupid, we continue to watch a team with a $175 mi. payroll play worse than a small market cheapskate team like Oakland.
Are you saying you didn't watch before 2004, because the Sox didn't "build a winner"?
There's a name for fans like that too...
The term "winner" does not refer only to teams that win it all.
In my mind many Red Sox teams were "winners" , they just didn't win the whole thing. The 1967 and 1975 Red Sox were winners....many other seasons the team fell short but still earned our respect for giving everything they had. That is what I consider a winner.
If you are insinuating that I am a fair weather fan because I am embarrassed by the ownership, think again. I hate the owners, but I still follow the team and hope the players can overcome the stupidity of the people who are calling the shots upstairs.