Re: Someone please tell me why some of you actually claim to be fans. Please!
posted at 2/16/2013 11:10 PM EST
"JimDavis was but couldn't take it anymore.. He hated negativity."
Remind us why you are still here since you hate it so much? The forum is so much better without your "true fan loyalty tests."
MIght I recommend talksox.com? I think that board would suit you a lot better. Well, actually no because I don't think you could have your 25 aliases there and you wouldn't get to lecture people from your high-and-mighty "true fan" perch - which is what you truly crave. I can recall you actually posting baseball content about five times since I started in 2009. You're trolling, simple as that.
I know you can't stand or understand nuance but I'm actually looking forward to the year. I find the team a little bland but I'm willing to let the moves playout. I think some of the happy talk you linked to about how good the Red Sox are going to be this year severly overrated our starting pitching, which I believe is our weak link. But yeah - I think we could have a very good season and I'm looking forward to it.
I'd be shocked if we won a championship though. You don't seriously believe this is a championship level team do you? I'd be happy and surprised with a deep playoff run. This looks to me like a multi-year rebuilding in terms of a championship level team Las Vegas is predicting 80 wins and a fourth place AL East finish. I could see 85 wins and a second to third place finish, maybe a wild card....
But yeah, I would prefer to have my expectations shattered in a good way. I loved both the championship seasons. Doesn't mean I have to love our embarassing collapse and Valentine's idiiotic tenure which brought shame to our franchise. Doesn't mean I have to like the ownership group's condescending PR babble to fans and selling Fenway bricks and all that.
I stil hope we win. And i'm happier when we do.
I know you won't be able to wrap your head around this post, it's far too nuanced for you, but give it a shot.
p.s. speaking of Fenway how is Fenway Jimmy doing? LadyLake?