I haven't written as much as I'd like the last few weeks/months, but since I'm up and this news is still relatively fresh, I figured I might as well blow off some fuck John Henry stream for old-time's sake.
Let me make it abundantly clear. I don't care about the Red Sox. I won't let them break my heart again. I'll always be grateful for the four World Series seasons. Those were magical times in my life, but soulless ownership, which only sees this team as a business and not a bedrock of New England life, can blow me. They got bored of this toy and moved on. I get it, you broke the curse, but even that isn't enough to stop trying. Sell the fucking team if you're over it. The fans who helped you become a billionaire deserve better. I know Xander is 30, but the way this team dicked him around with the lowballing when he wanted to stay is just textbook scumbag Red Sox. It wouldn't have taken an 11-year deal had they taken care of this already. Instead they weren't even in the same ballpark (no pun intended) as the Padres offer. It's crazy how often this team has splurged on free agents who couldn't handle Boston but treated the homegrown studs like red-headed step-children. The way they treated Tito on the way out was despicable. Mookie should've gotten a bag, Xander should've gotten a bag, and they should've never traded Lester. I'm sure we'll see Raffy shipped out for spare parts in the upcoming weeks, but at least this 5th-place team just bought a closer!
As much as I hate ownership, I'll always love my Red Sox memories, and it still feels weird to me that I don't care about this team. Maybe it's just getting older, and priorities change, but it's mostly how scumbag ownership has ruined this franchise while they've moved onto other bright and shiny new ones like the fucking Pittsburgh Penguins and a new Vegas NBA team (I believe the rumors!). I've made the analogy before, but I feel like a spouse who didn't want to get divorced but had no choice but to leave with how their partner acted. I thought I'd spend the rest of my life caring about the Sox more than myself, but the lack of giving a fuck wore me down. I won't let myself get worked up over a franchise with all the money in the world that refuses to spend it on the right guys.
As for Xander, who could blame him for taking this deal? 280 mill over 11 years to live in sunny San Diego? You'd be a fool to say no to that. Sure, there's still the Dodgers, but the Padres just made it to the NLCS without Tatis and added another stud SS to a team that already has two. I've heard rumors of moving Xander to 1B, but I'm not concerned or worried about that aspect. Bogey already has two rings so worst case he's just gonna be rich AF on a cool team with swaggy uniforms in a beautiful city.
I feel bad for the Red Sox fans who love the Sox and continue to care. I get where they're coming from; I wish I could love baseball as I once did. It still feels like part of me is missing without my Sox fandom and everything that came with it. But this just sucks. Another homegrown champion stud leaving Boston. I saw this dude lay off a pitcher's pitch in Game 6 of the 2013 ALCS rocking a left tackle number (72) to help set up Victorino's slam, and now he's gone west like Mookie and Orsillo. I am happy for Don, but you know he got off rubbing this in the Sox face. They fucked that up too. Don should've been with the Sox for life.
Despite everything that led up to this move, I still thought the Red Sox would figure something out. Reports on Twitter seemed promising. Then bam. He's gone in the middle of the night like the Baltimore Colts. This move is just the first shoe to drop. There's no way Raffy stays now without Xander. Had the Sox locked them both up, I would have considered coming back next year, but I refuse to care about a team whose owner doesn't give a fuck. Sell the team to somebody who does. I still can't fucking believe this team traded Mookie Betts. I don't think about it every hour like I did for about 18 months, but when I was driving to the chiropractor today, it just hit me again. Like you really traded Mookie fucking Betts for dog shit because you wanted to save money despite having more than anybody could ever possibly need in three lifetimes. Idc how this blog comes off, it's late, I'm gonna rip a bowl and watch another episode of White Lotus. I started it at the gym tonight and am quite enthralled. In conclusion, fuck John Henry forever.
It was one thing when we'd lose guys to the Yankees, but to see the fucking San Diego Padres who already have like seven shortstops get our guy is a real kick in the balls. These are not the Red Sox I grew up loving.
At least there's the C's. I was actually looking forward to this game and they made it a laugher. Just get to the playoffs healthy.
12/8/2022 01:54:07 am
actually no more Lotus tonight..didn't realize how late is already. FUCK YOU JOHN HENRY
12/8/2022 10:40:42 am
Will there even be an MLB in 11 years? :( ...White Lotus tho!
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