Originally Posted by sdaniels7114
The fact that Sox fans spend and O's fans don't isn't the Sox's fault. Baltimore isn't exactly Enid, Oklahoma in the demographics department, there's plenty of people there and plenty of money too. I'm tired of people like you attacking the Sox for spending what they have. What's John Henry supposed to do with the money? Pile it under his mattress?
Oh and if you don't think the O's have a chip on their shoulder due to the fact that the only games they sell out are games when Sox fans show up, you need re-asses your thinking. Have you even been watching these games over the last few years? Didn't you notice the fact that there's cheering at Camden Yards when the Sox score or a Sox pitcher gets out of a tough inning? That sort of cheering for the other team
doesn't happen most anywhere else.
They played merely for the pride of the game
Where did I say the O's didn't have a chip on their shoulder? I said nothing of the sort. But naturally, that would equate to pride. So, I'm not sure how we're even disagreeing since we both are saying the same thing.
The point is, the Orioles had more fire last nite than we did - and that's truly embarrassing.
And I'll continue to attack the Sox for spending their money like a bunch of a-holes. To use their money to cover up their own mistakes and to continue to act like the Yankees are somehow different than them, and use the Yankees money as a crutch - WHICH THEY DO - is 100% embarrassing.
If they want to spend every dollar Henry has, sure, why not. But to go out and spend it on Lackey, Drew, Dice-K, Renteria, Clement, Crawford, Lugo, etc., etc. and then to whine about the NYY having more money than us is despicable. There's no accountability or repercussions for their frivolous, mind-numbingly bad spending of their own money.
That said, I don't blame the Red Sox for the inequities of the MLB and its lack of a salary cap. I just don't want to hear about the Yankees and their salaries. We are the Yankees now. We are no different. And if any Red Sox fan is genuinely happy about that, then they probably haven't been a Red Sox fan for very long.
The ownership and general management of this team has always been very New York Yankee like and represented the things most Boston sports fans dislike, and that's regrettable - but it wasn't an issue when this team had strong personalities like in the early part of last decade - or when their youth contributed to a WS ring, like in 07.
Now, the team is nearly devoid of anything rootable save for their jerseys, and that is depressing.
I can only think of 3, maybe 4 guys on this team I actively root for, most of the rest I am ambivalent towards, and some I straight up dislike. Does anyone feel differently these days?