jfg wrote:Yeah, I know. I'm just not a big fan of anybody calling out a city who supports you. Nobody but sports figures can get away with that and they shouldn't be allowed to. I know sports figures get a pass on most things and that's something I can deal with. But, to curse your fans out is not right. The media can deal with it and it gives them a good story. All the fans get is a bitter taste in their mouth. I'd never allow my manager to get away with that. Maybe I'm reading it out of context.
The only quotes in that interview that I looked at as being towards the Sox fans, were the parts about the Sox fans not appreciating the team despite recent success and the part about them panicking.
As a Sox fan it doesn't bother me in the least. The offense has been anemic and the local media and fans are riding Ozzie about lineup changes and who should be called up and sent down. I'm betting most of the fans, and not a loud minority, are fed up with the offensive woes and want to see some change.
I guess if Sox fans and media can dish it out, they better be prepared to take a little bit too.