It's everyone's fault now, but ownership brought it on.
posted at 8/15/2012 12:21 PM EDT
SO, first off, if it's not BV's fault the Sox still stink then why was Tito fired? Clearly changing you manager to a clown isn't helping. Why didn't ownership blow up the trouble players in the clubhouse, seems like that is the problem now according to ownership, so why didnt they fix the "true" problem in the first place?
So, if the players are the problem, then why didn't ownership make some trades during the deadline?
If Cherington doesn't have power, which he doesn't because his pick for manager was never BV, why even put the puppet out there except to deflect fire from the owners?
If BV cared about this team, why does he throw people under the bus left and right? Releasing info that players wanted more playing time, duh! Every back up wants more playing time, why through alcohol into the media fire? A player asks to keep things in house and he goes out and talks to the media about it! Dude your not commenting for ESPN anymore! Why, for the love of god WHY would you do that BV!? Imagine if your boss did that to you! Even from the get go BV was in trouble from the way he covered the collapse at ESPN and then he immediately begins to dismantle the team with incendiary talk about players lack of interest/declining skills knowing full well it would rile up guys like Pedey. Of course Pedey would back his teammates and of course Pedey wouldn't support a manager like this. At the same time, Gonzo was brought in by Theo and he is a Theo type guy from his years in SD, he is quite but gets the job done on the field and leaves his talk in the clubhouse were it belongs, not to the media. Sure this was his "first" leaership role, but it's his "first" you heard because the media leaked it!! Obviously he was a leader in some form or fashion before this, you don't just jump off the wall and become a leader for your teammates out of nowhere.
Also, for the last few years many people called for Tito to be gone, I myself was one of them mainly because he couldn't manage a pitcher worth crap. But now it's our pitching that's the problem, so was it 100% Tito's fault? However, it has become clear that owners are looking for scapegoats left and right. Boston has always had malcontent players, but you know what? We still loved the players and could deal with some of the issues. We still supported the players, we watched the game for the players and not for the manager, GM or the owners, who fly aroudn the world destroying other countries sport franchises.
SO, why is it now everyone dumps on the players when they care about the team and their teammates? They were happy with their manager and played for him, despited the collapse! Now you bring in a wrecking ball and expect the players will just go with it!? There was zero respect to begin with, its' fine if you don't like your boss, but as long as you can respect him everything should be fine. But, that respect was never there to begin with! When hasn't BV ran himself out of town while taking others down with him. How could ownserhip be so freaking blind to this obvious and inevitable situation. Just like how they couldn't have predicted Tito would then be hired by ESPN a complete role reversal with BV, who was later allowed in the clubhouse. W-T-F!? How do you allow that!? How dumb can you be to let that guy in the clubhouse at this point, seriously!
SO, what's really going on? Ownership is trying to save face instead of doing their job, admitting mistakes and make the proper changes. It's way too late now, they HAVE to sit back and watch this disaster till season end. What's going on is that the Sox owners have lost interest in building a winning team and more interested in money, sellouts and their image, ownserhip has brought all of this onto the Sox and themselves. Now, everyone looks bad and everyone needs to apologize for this overall cluster f***.
At this point I am disgusted with everyone involved with the Sox. However, I am and always will be a fan, those who can't actually watch and enjoy the sport for itself, for the love of the game, then just stop complaining and come back next year, maybe they'll fix everything exactly for then. Just my 2 cents, take it for what it is.