The second I got out of work on Friday the uber meter started running for ya boi.
After about 20ish of my last 30 hours were spent on the road, I decided I was going to treat myself to an afternoon at the cinema. I caught a 3:45 (pm) showing of 1917 because I LOVE history so much I majored in it (somewhat against my will). When I got out of the (European) theater, I was finally taken out of my misery. Mookie Betts is an L.A. Dodger :(
I don't even have the energy to be funny or be a good writer rn, okay? This trade fucking SUCKS and makes about as much sense as Mike Winchell wearing #20 as a quarterback.
Like Mike after he gets kicked in the face; I'm hurting.
@dozonlife has only been on twitter since July so you can't go too deep back into my takes, but THIS AF RN
It'd be disingenuous of the Doz man to act like I'm more qualified to do the job of actual MLB front office personnel, but I mean what the FUCK is this?
I made the mistake of getting a little hope. I knew it was unlikely, but I made the mistake of thinking the Red Sox would make an intelligent personnel decision. Maybe the ever-image conscious Red Sox would realize the fans loathed the decision they're about to make? But nooooo, instead after getting nearly a week to come to their senses after a hand out from the baseball God’s the Red Sox STILL made an almost mirror-image mistake to one they did 100 years ago.
As an educator I know the importance of a mission statement. While some may be hallow, the idea of them is something I can really get behind; this is what we're about.
The Red Sox have done no such thing over the duration of this ownership. Just throw money at the wall and hope for the best. To their credit they've won four World Series (although 2013 is 100% a product of a tragedy but that's not what this blog's about). It all stems back to trading Jon Lester.
After butchering his contract situation and punting in 2014 months after a World Series the Red Sox were claiming they weren't giving big contracts to pitchers over 30.
Then they gave a BUM who hadn't played baseball in two years 72.5 MILLION DOLLARS trying to hop on the Puig and Jose Abreu wave. He’s from Cuba...they’re from Cuba...and that’s where the scouting stopped.
Okay, that was a smart move :(
Then the Sox were like fuck it! We'll sign a 30 year old lefty to a 7 year-217 million dollar deal.
Now Mookie Betts is gone.
I'm just a blogger with less than 100 combined followers on twitter and IG, so my opinion as a human are invalid in the eyes of the internet God's, But I mean
Do people really just not care? How is there not more outrage over this? The Red Sox are saying fuck you to the fans. Plain and simple. Baaaa, Baaaa black sheep. Just keep letting big business fucking you up the ass no lube. Keep spewing that corporate bullshit. Sweet Caroline down 12. How can any logical Red Sox fan support this move? Nothing is going to change without action. Boycotting is the only way.
People may be like "dude it's just baseball, who cares?" to that I'd say, in a way you're right! But this is bigger than baseball. It's about what's right. It's about justice. It's about the horrors of capitalism. Bottom line over common sense. Corporate greed and corruption. You can call Mookie Betts greedy all you want for asking for 420 million over 12 years or whatever it was, but when you consider how much Major League Baseball makes and his value...in today's market... it's more than a fair asking price. The Red Sox are the greedy ones, with hubris that will surely cost them in the long run. The Red Sox will regret this trade and shell out a horrible contract in a year or so to someone far less valuable than Mookie Betts. I am not longer a Red Sox fan and will not be until John Henry sells the team or reacquires Mookie Betts. It fucking sucks, I love the Red Sox and don't want to do this, but I cannot support an organization that makes such a cold-hearted, idiotic, poor decision. Fuck John Henry. Fuck Tom Werner. Fuck Sam Kennedy.
If the Red Sox are really just punting on 2020 and pulling a 2016 Yankees with Chapman and give Mookie the bag this off-season after getting under the luxury tax than I take back everything I've said the last week. You guys are great people and #RedSoxNation is lucky to have such smart, handsome, not-complete pieces of shit, well-planned people running the show!
double P.S. turns out Sam Kennedy is a regular man of the people!