Re: Not Upset with last nite's Loss
posted at 8/12/2011 3:27 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Not Upset with last nite's Loss
[QUOTE] To maxbialstock: A person has an opinion different from yours so you label him a faux fan and a boo bird. Just out of curiosity, who appointed you the Grand Pooh bah of this site? It looked to me as if Lester had nothing left in the tank and I think a number of posters agreed with that. In any event, who are you to start demeaning other fans? That's something that losers usually opt for!
Posted by trouts[/QUOTE]
A fair point. If you or any other fan honestly feels that way, that Lester should not have gone back out there, you absolutely are entitled to your opinion.
My heartburn isn't with those who occasionally disagree with Francona. Anyone could do that. Heck, they may even be right.
My bias, of course, is that Francona knows his players a lot better than we do. Wed night, for example, his bullpen did not have a full tank of gas with Bard and Pap off the the list. The score was tied, which could have meant extra innings on a night when the Sox were playing their 20th game in 20 days. And so on. But I agree with you it's OK to disagree with that decison.
My heartburn is with those fans, and there are a number of them on this board, who emphatically believe that Francona never does anything right, that all wins are because of the players and that all losses are his fault. That point of view is to me unsupportable. And to me those fans are false fans, boo birds, or whatever.
The Sox, after a slow start, are having a great year so far despite pitching issues (Dice-K and Buchholz on the DL; Lackey was on it, also Lester; etc). And still we have these "fans" rising up after every single loss telling the rest of us how stupid Francona is.
I don't buy that. And guess what? I'm entitled to that opinion as much as you are to yours.
And guess what else? There is not a single sports commentator--for ESPN, SI, MLB.COM, Fox TV, sporting news, etc--anywhere who would agree with those Sox fans who say Francona is too stupid to manage this team.