I've wanted to write this for a few weeks, but I've been considering the effects of my reaction of the Mookie Betts trade. ICYMI, I sort of talked about that a lot here.
-The CEO of a Dodgers Fan Group (I Guess That's a Thing) Put Up a Billboard Outside of Fenway for Thanking the Red Sox For Trading Mookie Betts
-As if the Red Sox Weren't a Big Enough Joke Already, Lebron James Now Owns (Governs) Part of Them!
-I Want to Believe But I Don't Know If I Can
-Well, This (Potentially) Changes Everything
-Not Only Do the Red Sox Suck at Paying Generational Talent, but They Suck at Twitter Too!
-It Looks Like The Dodgers Are About To Sign Mookie to a Giant Deal
-Some Telling Stats About The Future of The United States of America
-How to Induce Vomiting (in New England)
-Mookie Betts Buys Groceries and Pizza For People Shopping and Working in Tennessee
-John Henry FINALLY Addresses The Mookie Betts Trade (and I Address My Future as a Red Sox Fan)
-After Nearly A Week of Hold Ups The Curse of Mookie Is Official (R.I.P. My Red Sox Fandom)
-So You're Telling Me There's a Chance?
-I Officially No Longer Love The Boston Red Sox
I mean my idea of 2020 Red Sox boycott did work out well.
And I hate to do this when they're 19 games over .500 and in first place because it's easy to say, "oh, you're just jumping back on the bandwagon" well, not really. I was a die-hard Red Sox fan for over 15 years. I've forgotten more about the Sox than most people know. I stopped caring because I cared too much and was hurt by shady business practices, and sure, the Red Sox OF has performed quite well this year, but I'd still rather have Mookie Betts for the next decade. I don't love the Red Sox like I once did. I don't know if I'll ever be able to again, but I'm opening up to the idea of not despising them anymore for social and career purposes. I can't afford to throw away my baseball knowledge. I'm holding on to too much hate already between the GQP trying to ruin this country and my fucked up relationships with basically everybody I know lolol (including myself!!!). I have to let some go. The Mookie trade was the straw that broke Ole Dozo's back after decades of scumbag moves by ownership, but I'm the captain of my ship, and just because I hate those scumbag billionaires doesn't mean I need to cut off my nose to spite my face. I do still use Amazon after all :(
The Red Sox have brought me great joy in my nearly 30 years on this planet and are an easy conversation piece/way to connect with people To be honest, COVID totally ruined my already bleak social life, so I need all the help can get. I wanted to write something better than this and will at some point, but my friend asked me if I wanted to see the Red Sox play the Yankees in NY for Jarred Duran's potential MLB debut before they trade him for 30 cents on the dollar someday. I've already turned down tickets to Fenway on a Friday night last month and realized I probably missed out on a good time. I'm going to THE Stadium to watch the Sox, and I am 1000% expecting them to lose since they're undefeated against the Yankees this year, and I'm making my return to fandom.