The Boston Red Sox recently hosted a winter weekend with front office members. There was significant booing from the fanbase, who seemed extremely disappointed in the team’s leadership.
They finished last year and despite all the steps they’ve taken, they don’t feel like a much improved team. Jared Carrabis, an MLB podcaster and avid Red Sox fan, posed a question: Was the booing justified?
Booing in sports is an interesting topic. Fans pay to experience something and are often told that if it isn’t, it will be one thing. On the other hand, these fans don’t let people come to their work and boo them for doing a bad job.
Still, Red Sox fans (with very few exceptions) find the booing justified, and perhaps even necessary. Boos can be her most effective means of communication with a front office that doesn’t seem to hear her.
Most Red Sox fans are fed up with the franchise’s direction. They are five years away from a World Series win and two years away from an ALCS trip. Still, it doesn’t feel like the owner has a commitment to win or a willingness to spend money to get a good product out there.
For now, the roster is what it is. Booing isn’t going to make the front office go out there and get better players because they just aren’t available. Red Sox fans may have to sit through another bad season before it turns around.
Will the Boston Red Sox turn things around?
Fan graphics project each team’s record. Last year, the Baltimore Orioles outperformed the Boston Red Sox. Is that the case this year?
In the AL East, these are the expected placements:
- New York Yankees, 92-70
- Tampa Bay Rays, 91-71
- Toronto Blue Jays, 89-73
- Boston Red Sox, 80-82
- Baltimore Orioles, 78-84
Projections expect them to outperform the Orioles and be an improved unit this year. However, they don’t expect to outperform the Toronto Blue Jays next season, which will be required for a postseason return.
https://www.sportskeeda.com/baseball/boston-red-sox-fans-believe-booing-aimed-chaim-bloom-company-expected-fans-voice-frustration?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda “Fans need to vent their frustration”