Re: Red Sox fans
posted at 8/14/2012 7:23 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Red Sox fans
"Booing poor performance is disgusting as well as counterproductive....as if these guys want to fail after a lifetime of being feted for their great athletic prowess. It's absurd." Ok, we need to stop babying millionaires. If you, I, or anyone else here underperforms at our job so grossly as they have, we'd have to deal with a few things: -Undoubtedly being spoken to by our manager to address our lack of production. -And a very real fear of being FIRED with no recourse. Sox players, on the other hand: -Underperform and simply expect people to accept that because, well, they're trying real hard...supposedly. -They don't run the risk of losing their multi million dollar income as baseball contracts are GUARANTEED! Do you think anyone in the "real world" thinks it's fair to stay up all night with a sick kid, drag yourself into work only to get critisized for being so sluggish? As I said before, and BDC deleted it, save your unwavering support for people who deserve it. Ted Williams and even Yaz made only slightly more than the majority of fans watching them, not 100s of times more. THEY deserved unwavering support simply for showing up. That is no longer the case. When they started accepted, and then DEMANDING these absurd contracts, it all changed. I'll never boo a firefighter for failing to save a house from burning down. I will, however, boo a pitcher making 17+million a year who is one of the worst pitchers in baseball this year. ESPECIALLY when considering all the outrageous things he's had to say. Unless you're 12, I can't honestly see just blindly supporting pro athletes anymore. The sounds of the Heat kid after game 1 come to mind...there's a reason he was roundly ridiculed and not shown as an example of what a good fan is.
Posted by ma6dragon9
"If you, I, or anyone else here underperforms at our job so grossly as they have, we'd have to deal with a few things: -Undoubtedly being spoken to by our manager to address our lack of production. -And a very real fear of being FIRED with no recourse."
I don't disagree. Spoken to by manager. In private. Risk of being fired? As you pointed out contracts are guaranteed, so no.
Do you really think Lackey didn't try in 2011? He must have been in great pain every time he pitched, ashamed to let down his teammates, disgusted by all the Johnny-from-Burger-Kings booing at him when his elbow was f&^%$d and he tried to pitch anyway but they didn't care even though it was common knowledge surgery was pending
. You think he didn't care? Give some evidence.