Re: Softlaw Open Letter to David Ortiz
posted at 8/8/2011 8:43 PM EDT
In Response to Softlaw Open Letter to David Ortiz
[QUOTE]Dear Mr. Ortiz, I'm ashamed of the bigoted based double standard that is most Boston fans. I've been a Red Sox fan since 1967, but have reached my limit on the terrible nature of most Boston fans. You have taken absurd levels of abuse, despite having provided Red Sox fans with the most impressive quality body of team work player leadership in Red Sox history. You single handedly lead the charge to end the Yankee ownership of the Red Sox, still remaining, to all Yankees, the most feared player in Yankee history (You did it again to the Yankees, last night, leading the team). Winning is part of your superstar status. You represent what a real superstar is. Now that you are in the final stage of an age related athletic career, it's disgusting to see the way you have been jerked around by management. Most Boston fans were abusive in 2009 and 2010, calling you washed up and complaining too much about your batting position and future contract. Boston media abused you by stalking you during your slow starts or slumps, making it a daily circus captious feeding frenzy. This Board has been constantly abusive. A poster, in 2009, claimed you were in "steep decline". Another poster claimed you should be benched vs. nearly all LHP. And while Mike Lowell is a good Red Sox citizen and former player, it was disgusting to see the tenor of comments about benching you in favor of the more popular Lowell. Lowell had injuries that were revealed and showed he was no longer capable of doing either an everyday or bench job, yet he was the choice of Boston during your slump of 2010. Wakefield has had an ERA over 5 for more than 2 years elapsed season time. Boston media and fans are overwhelming in calling for Wakefield and Varitek to be resigned. Yet, keep carping about DH market value not being over 8M a year and any deal should not be for more than 8M base a year. I support giving you a contract for 15M for 2012, and a mutual option for 5M for year 2 so you can opt out if FA market for your services is larger. In addition, a $175,000 a year lifetime consultant and PR work when you retire, regardless of whether you play another few years with another team. For what you have done for the Red Sox, it is important to me that you finish your career as the highest paid DH in history during one season! You have handled the jerking and abuse with grace. But I'm a fan who is speaking out against Boston double standards. I'm embarrassed that Theo is silent on your Red Sox future!!!!!!!!!!!!! If Theo deson't offer you a good faith contract, now, for at least what you are making this year, I believe the long term best interest of the Red Sox is for you to protect future player abuse by calling Brian Cashman, after your contract expires, and tell him you would appreciate the respect of a serious offer to play for the Yankees in 2012. If you were to sign with the Yankees, I not only respect it but approve it. The abuse you have taken from bigoted Boston media and fans does not deserve your continued graceful loyalty. If you sign with the Yankees, I will not pull for the Yankees but I will pull for you to have a great season. I specifically exclude great Red Sox owner John Henry from my criticism. My hope is he will read my letter and intervene on your behalf. Mr. Henry has been loyal and by your side during your lows. My hope is that he will give his personal attention and best judgment to your case. I respect and trust Mr. Henry's leadership. I do not have confidence in middle management. Thank you for being the smiling charismatic face and leader of Red Sox return to the best brand in baseball! And continued best wishes on leading this Red Sox team to another championship! Best regards, Softlaw firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by softylaw[/QUOTE]
As usual, You simply can't help yourself Al.... No matter what the topic, you can always be counted on to play the "Race Card" Mr. Sharpton. You don't fool anyone!!! If you are not a Liberal Democrat, you might as well be!!!! YOU play the RACE CARD more naturally than ANYONE I have ever seen.
You are fond of dismissing "small samples," which this board obviously represents!!!! Of course, to you, it is absolutely representative of ALL Red Sox Fans??? Clearly, YOU DON'T GET OUT MUCH, & YOU CERTAINLY DON'T HAVE MANY FRIENDS!!!! All True Red Sox Fans that I know, HUNDREDS...... Love Papi!!!! Absolutely LOVE THE GUY!!! They LOVE everything about the guy, & like 95% of ALL RED SOX FANS, they couldn't give a damn about his RACE, color, ethnicity, etc...... YOU, on the other hand, cling bitterly to your RACIAL DEMAGOGUERY, simply to smear Red Sox Nation..... I know Red Sox Fans, My best friends are Red Sox Fans.... YOU Sir, Are not a Red Sox Fan!!!! YOU are a pathetic excuse for a human being, who enjoys nothing more than starting racial division. It is so easy to see through you!!!! Thank God!!!!! MOST on this board absolutely see through you! You are such a narcissist though, that you actually think a bright guy like John Henry would actually READ, let alone listen, to a race baiting dirt bad like yourself! WE ALL know that you are a Yankee fan who constantly tries to make all Red Sox fans out to be a bunch of Neanderthal bigots & racists.
Even more pathetic???? Is if you actually are a Conservative, Christian, Republican?????? As someone as dim witted as you would not even see the irony in your own race baiting tactics that mirror those of Al Sharpton.
As my Dad says, "Softy, it's better to say very little & have people think you're dumb, rather than to say a lot (as you always do) & KNOW YOU'RE DUMB!!!"