Originally Posted by wassagstdu
My opinion is only one of the hundreds of the Sox' remaining fan base, but you seem to think a professional sports team is above the opinions of its fans. You go ahead and accept 2013, your privilege. I think there is no good excuse for it.
I doubt that the loss of AJ by itself caused a 30-game swing, but I think it entirely possible that the leadership vacuum it created made the difference between a respectable (Of course the Sox don't need my respect.) season and an embarrassing one. If you are OK with it, fine.
Where is it?......oh, here it is:
Ridiculousness across all sports:
(1) "You have no valid opinion because you never played the game."
(2) "Stats are irrelevant. This guy just doesn't know how to win."