Bloody Sox wrote: Yoda wrote:
Bloody Sox wrote:example of what I just said above is Nomar... when did the Boston fans turn on Nomar and why? It had nothing to do with his performance on the field, as evidenced by fans giving him universal support as he recovered from all his injuries. It had everything to do with bitching about money and refusing to play. If you do those types of things, the fans will turn on you, which is exactly what happened with Manny (and Pedro too).
Hmmm... Manny, Nomar, Pedro. Wasn't there a guy named Roger in there somewhere as well? Amazing coincidences for sure.
Yes - I agree. It's not a coincidence at all. All of them were practically worshiped here in Boston, all of them publicly bitched about money near the end of their time here hoping to get the fans to put pressure on management during their contract negotiations, and all of them lost the support of those fans as a result. Throw in some blatant tanking by Manny, some refusing to play by Nomar, some trash talking by Pedro saying the fans sucked... and their you have it. Pretty simple if you ask me.
I thought so too. All the stars that leave Boston (like many places) get tarnished. They get criticized for asking for money, or not hustling, or being a cancer in the clubhouse, etc. SOme of it is true and some of it isn't. And if you ask if the management made any mistakes or could have done something better, the answer is that they were always looking out for the fans, the players were selfish, we wanted to keep them but they were making unreasonable money demands, etc. So I just think that the teams are being somewhat hypocritical.