Re: Why are Red Sox fans and media so quick to throw their players under the bus?
posted at 7/24/2013 5:17 PM EDT
In response to JimfromFlorida's comment:
In response to royf19's comment:
In response to ZILLAGOD's comment:
It annoys me that when Lester was picthing poorly he was a wuss.
Now it's Clay.
Before it was Lackey.
The list goes on.
the other Drew
Pedro (YES, THIS WAS DONE...right here on these boards)
there is is no end to this list.
You people should be ashamed to call yourselves fans, if every time a player is out you start questioning his manhood, courage and intestinal fortitude.
Yes, players are paid well, yes they are babied. But, that's all of them. You shouldn't be singling out this guy and that guy and saying he's a P***y...espeacially when you know darn well, you would not, could not ever say this to his face. Gotta love public forums, twitter and facebook when you can now hide behind your monitor and call out guys who could easily put most of you on the floor with one punch.... or maybe even less!
I'd make one change with your post -- actually the title. The real title should exclude the words "Red Sox" because this post applies to all teams and fans. In a country of 300 million there are all types.
Sorry I disagree. Yes there are fans who do it but not to the degree RS fans do. I have yet to see any Rays player get ruun over as in Boston. I doubt it happens in a lot of other places as well. RS fans an I have been one for a very long time are the worst at doing it.
Again, I have to disagree -- sort of.
In regard to the Rays, I've listened to the Tampa-based talks shows on the Rays and they've had their fair share of fans ripping a player or the manager. In fact, I laugh when I read Sox fans talk about how great a manager Maddon is when Rays fans have in the past blasted him -- like all fans do to their coach or manager. (The grass is always greener syndrome).
Is the bashing as intense at it is with the Red Sox. Probably not. But in my opinion, the intensity of both good and bad is in proportion to the interest there is in the team. The interest in teams like the Yankees and Red Sox are so much greater than other teams so the intensity of emotions of both good and bad are so much greater.
To illustrate my point simply. If one percent of all fans are like this, and a team has 100,000 fans, then there are 1,000 of this sort of negative fan. But if the team has 1,000,000 fans, then there are 10,000 negative fans, so they'll be making more noise.
At the root of it, human nature is human nature.
So maybe Sox fans are among the worse in this regard but only because there are so much more interest in the team. But it's no worse than other teams where fan interest is equally high and passionate.