Full disclaimer: I am hurt.
I'm fucking disgusted right now, but I can't say I'm surprised. Reading Howard Cosell has pulled my already open eyes Clockwork Orange style to the horrors of ownership in the sports business and how much they truly do not give half a shit about the fans. I mean how could any self respecting Red Sox fan be surprised? This move has been rumored for what feels like over a year and it actually happened. I can't believe this. Wave the white flag like Joseph. The Red Sox ownership chose not paying the luxury tax over keeping the face of the fucking franchise. Like what planet am I on because it sure as hell isn't earth?
In a way I guess it's good. At least the agony is finally over. There is no more holding on a slight glimmer of hope that the cancer wouldn't metastasize. Maybe that unapproved drug from Norway would work and the Red Sox would wake the fuck up and not make this franchise altering mistake I've been warning for weeks.
Nope. Instead the cancer spread to the brain, heart and soul of Red Sox Nation (a term I fucking loathe). The BOSTON RED SOX. Not the Tampa Bay Rays, not the Oakland A's, not even the Cleveland Indians....THE BOSTON RED SOX just traded away the face of their franchise for the next decade because this scumbag, two-faced, constitution hating, virtue signaling ownership group is so damn stupid that they managed to ruin the payroll and would rather cut salary to get below the luxury tax instead of competing to win World Series titles. It sucks because I love the Red Sox. I love the laundry and the history, but this is honestly a move that makes you wonder your future as a fan? I know the Red Sox don't give a fuck if they lose me. There's 50 dopey, "well if 300 million isn't enough, fuck him!", regurgitate what they hear Dale Arnold say morons that can take my place. This just hurts. It is a slap in the face. It makes me feel a lot of feelings I don't want to feel over a stupid fucking game.
In a baseball sense.....ladies and gentlemen that "championship window" just slammed shut and had an concrete truck drop back into it with that slide thingy spewing cee-ment to seal all doubt. I am sick to my fucking stomach. I don't know what else I can really say other than any blind to the laundry Red Sox fan that cannot see through this ownership group makes me ill to my core. â
Then there's people who decide to make a tough decision and do what's right; that's me. I am doing something drastic. I cannot just continue to take it. You heard it here first. I, old dozo will not be spending a single cent on the Boston Red Sox this year. I will buy no tickets, no more merchandise, nothing. Not in 2020. It sucks because I saw a Red Sox pop-socket at Marshalls for $3 the other day that I almost bought, but was like dude you have a pop socket....sure it's only $3, but those $3 here, $14 bucks there mindless spendings add up. Plus you have a working pop socket...now guess whose pop socket is getting loose?....
Anyways, I will reassess in 2021, but as of now I am protesting the Red Sox. It's not going to be easy. I love them. I feel like someone in an abusive relationship. I know they are not a good person, but I still hold on to something from the past that makes me unable to quit. Damnit, I still love him.
Well, after officially doing what seemed like the impossible and trading Mookie Betts, I have reached my breaking point. I have had enough. Sure we have won four World Series together, but that doesn't make it okay to punch me in the fucking face. I'm truly sorry to the fan bases that haven't experienced those, I know I must sound like such an ungrateful, spoiled brat. I don't really care. Rings are not enough to give away your principles, to make you a whore to heartless, big business that lies to your fucking face and then insults you hyping up fucking shipping baseballs to Ft. Myers.
I hate that I love this team, but I'm putting my foot down. Sorry if my fantastic references made you uncomfortable. I'll be the first to admit (including my own attached tweets) 14 fucks may have been a bit excessive, but I'm sorry a billionaire just told me and millions of other Red Sox fans to fuck (now we're at a nicer 15) and I am not going to let that stand. I am IN PAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
P.S. this was only a joke, but I am contemplating either finding a different team or just becoming a true "baseball" fan until John Henry sells. I cannot believe I actually just said that but that's how much I hate this trade and think the Red Sox will forever regret this decision,
How is having to still pay a bunch of Price's salary and only getting two prospects in return even close to a fair value? I'd honestly have rather just played out the year, let Mookie walk and get the draft pick....too angry for a real research right now, but FUCK JOHN HENRY.