The Red Sox owners took out a full-page ad in the Globe today with this message:
There's nothing like "October Baseball" at Fenway Park. You miss it. We miss it. We want it back.
While we fell short of our annual goal of reaching the postseason, we are proud nonetheless of the way this team conducted itself through serious adversity — showing grit, determination and a team-first attitude.
We are also proud of you, our loyal fans. Through injury (and more injuries) and after hard-to-swallow losses, you continued to fill Fenway Park and support the team. When
the kids were called up, you learned their names, their stories, and applauded them as your own. When you saw our veterans playing though their bodies weren't cooperating, you took note and appreciated their heart and spirit. When we were struggling, you were there. When we had walk-off wins, you were there.
We work for you. Our players play for you. It gives us immense pride to do so. You are the rock on which this franchise is built.
We know the best way to honor you is not merely to thank you, but to go out and honor our fundamental commitment to field an excellent team in 2011, another one worthy of your avid support.
We can do better. We will do better. We are committed to winning. For you, for us, for the whole of Red Sox Nation.
Once more, we say "Thank You."
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It was signed by John Henry, Tom Werner and Larry Lucchino