The pandering, disgraceful organization known as the Boston Red Sox, who routinely throws their own fans under the bus by calling them racist, has made headlines after putting up a new sign outside of Fenway Park overlooking the Mass Pike.
The comments section is the usual battle between woke BLM supporters and conservatives who understand that BLM is a Marxist organization that wants to abolish the police, jails, capitalism, and the nuclear family. But these people on both sides are overlooking the most important part here – the Red Sox have never cared about black lives. Putting up a sign like this is nothing more than divisive virtue signaling meant to garner attention at a sport that is losing younger fans by the day.
Here’s some examples of just how little the Red Sox give a shit about black lives.
1. Ownership and upper management at the Red Sox is almost exclusively white. Almost every person listed on their website as front office is employees is white, and the vast majority are white males.
2. They just traded a black MVP in the prime of his career (Mookie Betts), along with black World Series hero David Price, for an unproven white player with a history of domestic violence (Alex Verdugo), because the black player wanted to be paid a fair market rate that reflects his talents. The white ownership refused to pay him what he was worth because they did not want to have to pay a luxury task. He wasn’t cheap, but management could certainly afford him. They just didn’t wanna pay a black guy that kind of money if it meant money out of their pockets.
Breaking: Mookie Betts and the Dodgers are finalizing an agreement that is expected be for 13 years at more than $380 million, sources tell @JeffPassan. pic.twitter.com/NUEKWVloge
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 22, 2020
3. For years the Red Sox covered up for pedophile clubhouse employee Donald Fitzpatrick as he specifically used Red Sox memorabilia to lure young black boys exclusively, and sexually assaulted them at Red Sox facilities. The Boston Globe, which owns the Red Sox, first reported on this on July 7, 2020. But BET reported it in 2011.
4. The Red Sox rarely do anything to bring inner-city youth to games. However, they do put on events that are likely to bring in white people with money, such as post game yoga sessions for $60 a pop on the field.
5. The COVID crisis has killed black people at a disproportionate rate. While Patriots owner Bob Kraft personally flew his team plane to China to pick up millions of PPE equipment, the Red Sox largely stood by and did nothing, despite having the financial resources to seriously help the community. A month after the crisis began they announced that they would be providing some relief to the community, but the process for obtaining help was complicated and required approval from the organization.
6. In response to the death of George Floyd the Red Sox put out a generic statement offering their support for black lives matter. The press release urged people to donate to a number of “charities” that help black people, including the Minnesota Bail Fund which mostly bailed out white Antifa who were arrested for looting. It also urges people to donate to Monica Cannon-Grant’s illegal non-profit Violence In Boston INC, despite the CEO’s long and documented history of racism and abuse directed at black women.
It urges people to read the historically inaccurate 1619 project from the New York Times, except they’re so unfamiliar with it that they list it as the 1916 project.
It urges people to read a book called “So You Want To Talk About Race,” written by Ijeoma Oluo, who once posted on social media that she believes white people in a Cracker Barrel were going to kill her for no reason other than the fact that she is black.
They asked fans to ponder the following:
- How can you support people of color in your community?
- What are your local politicians’ policies on ending police brutality?
- Were you ever taught about race and culture? If not, how can you start to educate yourself?
- What is your plan to help end racial discrimination and systematic oppression?
- How can you effectively prepare yourself to have progressive conversations with friends, family, colleagues and peers?
- How can you be actively anti-racist instead of simply “not-racist?”
- What do you want to learn more about?
None of these things do anything to help save black lives. All it does is line the pockets of multi-million dollar organizations who profit off of the racism-industrial complex.
The Red Sox don’t give a shit about black people. They care about making and saving themselves money. They support BLM because BLM is big business, not because they care about black lives. They think they’re helping race relations by calling their fans racist by pretending to believe Torri Hunter and Adam Jones, who both made up lies about being called the n word at Fenway Park. They think they’re helping by changing the names of public streets in Boston because a previous owner from a hundred years ago was racist.
At the end of the day the Red Sox are an organization that has the power to empower the black community, but instead they do nothing for them and put billboards on the Mass Pike for woke points.
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My dad took me to my first Sox game in 67’ when I was 9. He spent 42 years in police work and I did 30. I contacted the Red Sox front office about this slap in the face. THANK YOU TURTLEBOY NATION. BLUE LIVES MATTER.
Growing up in Worcester before cable , we listened to every Red Sox game on radio, have watched 150 games a year since. Half of all my shirts and jackets have a Red Sox logo on them. I am out. I can not support them in any way from this moment on .No NESN, no tickets, no $12 warm bud lights, no merchandise .Hope Red Sox enjoy their new fan base of girl pants wearing cock suckers , fat blue haired vegan lesbians and angry black supremacists. How long before a noose is found in locker room ?
No thing is for certain. They’re pandering. They don’t really give a flying fuck about the BLM movement. They only care about green and championships.
That said, he was offered a damn good deal and he turned it down. I don’t give a fuck how good you are, no one is worth 365 million dollars.
May all my wishes come true…that In 2080 my grandkids will be talking about the curse of “the Black Lives Matter banner”
Perfect example of paying the piper for selling your soul for a Championship. We finally broke the curse, now we pay the price by having this bullshit. I used to be a die hard. Now I refuse to watch. I’ve lost all respect
John Henrys wife will be thrilled to pull the plug when he falls ill.
Filled my diaper over this at least 39 times today. Basically just a constant stream of bowel movement and huge flecks of fecal matter. Oh god just saw the sign again and voided. Fucking Christ.
I really hope this wakes people up to the reality that the Boston Redsox front office hates you if you’re working class. I hope more people turn it off this year.
I have a Black Lives Matter plaque in my office, right next to my Alex Cora, Rafael Devers, and Xander Boegarts picture that’s definitely not faked. See I’m woke! Let’s Go Red Sox! Let’s Go Red Sox!
Did the team get the proper permits to hang that sign?
File under ‘You can’t make this shit up’… The Portland Bureau of Transportation demanded the federal government on Thursday to remove a reinforced fence in front of the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse, because the fence was placed in a bike lane without permits
I had an ape eat white action star jizz out my azz and beaver for years. Scientology at its best.
Best headline ever.
this is just a promotional stunt to get more eyeballs watching the product to see if Martin Perez turns out to be the next Randy Johnson.
John Henry doesn’t care about race issues or tradition (the last team in baseball to sign a black player in 1959, was the red sox) he’s a self-promotion whore looking to make the big bucks even if it means price-gouging tickets
Is there any doubt in anyone’s mind that Dr Creepy wears a garter and nylons with high heels and jerks off while young bulls bang his young wife. I am sure that he “cleans up” after her stud finishes with her. Just sayin !
That sounds like something you have played out in your mind, long before you came on here to comment.
Shelter in place is over, at least here in New England, maybe book some time with the “talking doctor”.
” I’m also the only guy that got assault weapons banned. Banned! And the number of clips in a gun, Banned!”
Over priced bullshit,tickets,food,drinks,parking popcorn,peanuts.what a fucking waste of time and money,fuck pro sports
The Sox are an unlikeable organization in every way under this ownership.
So, they have a green monster, and now a black monster? How appropriate!!!
Henry lost me when their ‘renovations’ consisted of adding 8 zillion new concession stands so you could buy $15 warm beer.
They could have fixed the choke points & eliminated the 42 seat rows (so 41 people have to get up so you could piss), but no, $$$$ was the priority.
Nope. Done with the pink hats too.
Don’t buy stuff from people who hate you. Cancel NESN and if you really want to watch boring baseball, look up reddit mlbstreams. F you racist John Henry mister creepy.
Professional sports is Global Warming. I won’t spend a dime on the show they selling.
I’ve had so many great memories growing up in Boston with the Sox and all, but I can’t take it anymore. I’m done.. Tom Werner, Sam Kennedy, the new dbag GM, John Henry, and his gold-digging young wife have completely weakened every aspect of Red Sox culture..
I honestly think they’ve done more harm than Harry Frazee (owner who traded Babe Ruth.) Just wait and see..
Although this is a pipe dream, when John Henry’s weak heart finally stops beating, I hope some super rich gun-toting Texas oil tycoon buys the Sox off of Linda Pizzuti and restores some balls at Fenway. Then I will return..
We don’t need you! Get back in your 96 Ford Tempo and go back to Brockton. You couldn’t even afford a ticket, you shmuck.
I often ponder… does John Henry carry hot sauce in his purse?
fuck you john henry, fucking homo
Another thing that shows the kind of phonies John Henry and the organization are, it was last season or the one before. They had a celebration for the ’04 team or the world series team since this group owned the team. They brought back all the top contributors from those teams. They were all there except one. They claimed it was an honest mistake not a slight in any way.
I guess it was easy to forget the guy who broke the curse, the guy with the bloody sock. Political views had nothing to do with his omission. Curt Schilling’s political views never entered into the non-invitation.
Funny how they covered up what might have been the real reason David Ortiz took a slug in the gut down in the Dominican Republic. John Henry sent his personal jet down to bring Papi back to Boston and its world class medical care.
BLM really gets under your skin, holy shit. The energy and inner turmoil experienced over it is just unreal. Honestly can’t be good for your blood pressure.
Just let the world go by, my friend. Feels good sometimes.
And not only is he doing a good job of it, he is well within his rights to do it on, you know, his own blog.
I am a lifelong RS fan and I am pissed off at this nonsense, and I am picking up what AK is putting down – it’s pandering and bullshit and he nails it.
If you want to sing Don’t Worry Be Happy, get a time machine and go back to 1988.
I never said it’s not compelling entertainment to waste time. The daily temper tantrums are top notch. It’d be no fun if it weren’t getting under people’s skin. Keep stewing, guys – it’s really getting you far in life.
BLMis so yesterday. How about
“wHITE Lives Don’t Matter“
on the pitchers mound. That should bring the crowds back.
I hope you get the chance to read the facebook posting, by Steven G. Xiarhos, entitled “We Stand”, posted a few hours ago. He was a cop in Yarmouth. His son Nick was killed on this date in 2009 in Afghanistan.
Dad..what was ‘MLB’?
I hope they burn down Fenway
And he fouls another one off. The count is still three and two. Hey did I tell you about that steakhouse my wife and I went to last night?
I used to absolutely love the Red Sox. Now I hate them with every fiber of my soul, and it’s all because of the pandering libtard ownership and management. fuck them.
I bet you will thrown on either the radio or TV broadcast tomorrow night, you know, just to take a peek.
In fact, I know you will and so do you.
Watching a baseball game , like reading the law, is like eating sawdust.
Babe Ruth is looking down from heaven and saying, “Shit I’m glad you traded me!”
Every year at least one baseball player will accuse Red Sox fans of calling him a N’er while he’s on the field and guess what he’s fucking right and we’re proud of it.
Every one in the country knows the people in New England and especially Boston are racist.
Compared to the rest of the country we barely have any blacks and we like it that way fuck em.
Red Sox fans called Jackie fucking Robinson a N’er and we don’t have any intention of stopping if you can’t handle it forfeit the game and take the loss you bunch of cry baby N’ers!
Jackie Robinson was in the NL the entirety of his career, Red Sox fans never saw him, unless of course, they went down to Brooklyn to see him.
Now, it’s almost dinner time, so run up from the basement to help your mom make your hot pockets.
Remember that sign on the back Lansdowne St / Mass Pike used to be all anti-gun? Like 365 days a year?
Now I guess the property owners jumped on the corporate america train and support BLM, because advertisers are smarter than consumers. By pairing BLM and Red Sox in the same banner, they hope that they can virtual signal. They need to keep their brand relevant because of social distancing then stadium will be lucky to admit 25% of it’s capacity.
The only reason why the business that is Red Sox would do this is for brand building and it has nothing to do with black lives – as Uncle pointed out in this blog.
How about something meaningful Oh Henry like every 4th row donated to people of color, or, a colored only cruise to The Vineyard hosted by you and the child bride.
The United Negro College Fund used to say that a “Mind is a terrible thing to waste.” Driving out the white people with BLM bullshit, and having them take their money with them is not a sustainable business model. What a waste.
Fuck the Red Sox.
When the fans come back I hope this inspires 8 black guys to assault some out of towner and his family to steal their loge tickets.
Stealing tickets, delivery drivers, concession vendors, the fleabags that clean up after the game and players are the only way dinges get into the Fenway.
Can’t imagine homeboy thugs from south of Melea Cass BLVD selling blood to pony up for a Sox ticket cause the white folk be so woke that they put up a sign.
John Henry and his taught trophy wife publicly stating “Let them eat cake?”
For the money paying white family of 4, ponying up $700 for a night at the game this will be either totally ignored or looked upon as a sign that says; “How much for the little girl?”
“Black Lives Matter” until it makes you uncomfortable enough to go somewhere else.
“I’m getting my friends and their wives to go shopping this Saturday night in Nubian Square” said no white people ever.
she ain’t much of a trophy. Youd think a billionaire could do better.
Dr Creepy and his douchebag wife have ruined my beloved Red Sox. What a disgrace. Fuck the Red Sox and the Globe
What a boring game, just a bunch of high priced trailer queens.
A big FO&D to the SJW clowns claiming to be a baseball team. Stick to what you’re supposed to good at, although the jury’s out on if you can be called mediocre after last season; quit worrying about BLM, the ’75 team managed to take things to Game 7 and things in Boston were kinda fucked up with bussing – but they were here to play ball. These clowns are here to collect a paycheck and wait for free agency (and a big FU too to Curt Flood and Andy Messersmith who helped fuck up baseball).
John Henry is gay. He married ms trophy to hide it. I hope this closet fag loses everything
Rest In Peace, Red Sox, you sealed your own fate with this nonsense. I and a lot of others would now rather eat dirt than pay another dime or spend another minute to watch this team. A lot of people are too young to remember back when the team could barely scrape 10,000 into the seats for a night game and nobody gave two shits about watching them on TV either. Give it a little time…
Obviously due diligence on the organization that is Black Lives Matter wasn’t Accomplished.You will not be getting any money from me nor will I watch your crappy league. That goes for any sports team that sucks up to these assholes.Fuck John Henry and the Boston Globe as well
I miss Tom Yawkey.
Your new hero should be Dan Snyder. He just told the NFL, Rodger Goddell and all the woke SJW’s to fuck off. Don’t like my Redskins, hope you like the burgundy and gold Washington Football Team. Washington for short.
This story flew in the collective faces of the Red Sox ownership like one of Papi’s rips. Good job peeling the scab off these assholes!
We cut payroll and raised ticket prices! Just keep coming and buy plenty of piss warm $8.50 12oz.beers and rancid $5.25 hot dogs! Stupid goyim.
That settles it, I’m not going to any games this year.
Raised them 5 years in a row, shmuck! hahaha.
Thank god darkies don’t skate.
How dare you!!!
“The COVID crisis has killed black people at a disproportionate rate.”
Boy you really fell for this propaganda TB\?
Or ski. That’s why ski resorts are so nice
There is lots of propaganda out there but it’s actually true that Black people have worse COVID outcomes. Largely due to higher rates of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. And even if you take those into account, they do worse than all other groups. Could be a hemoglobin issue.
They replaced their World Series wining coach who is Puerto Rican with an old white guy.
And they have, by far the highest ticket prices in MLB, essentially excluding minorities from “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark”. Scumbags.
Please refer to the former manager as a “cheaten rican”. Some would say, are there any other kind?
Gave up on the Sox when they renamed Yawkey Way. Mr Yawkey‘s pinky was more of a man than John Henry. I’m a Rays fan now.
John Henry doesn’t seem to get anything right. Big story in the English Football League centering on Liverpool FC owned by John Henry. When the Chink Flu invaded England the government did many of the same things that were done in the US. Professional Football cancelled all leagues games.
Again similar to here in the states, the national government step in with programs to assist the suddenly laid off with financial assistance.
Because he in woke, John Henry didn’t want to let the moment pass without using it to get woke points. He announced that Liverpool FC would make all employees whole by making up the shortfall between the 80% paid by the government and their regular weekly wages. Talking about the little people, locker room attendants, front office staff, grounds keepers etc.
Immediately John Henry was called out for being cheap. Most of the other clubs didn’t hesitate to keeps their staffs on full weekly wages.
John Henry attempted to weasel out of it by claiming the employees would end up with the same result either way. He saw nothing wrong with paying 20% of wages while the government paid 80%. That’s what’s wrong with wealthy white trust fund class. They’re very generous with other people’s money.
Google Donald Fitzpatrick Red Sox. It’s literally Herbert the Pervert from Family Guy. Bunch of sick fucks.
Kneegrows spoil everything!
You go woke, you go broke.
I haven’t been to Fenway in years, and I’m certainly not going back now or supporting the Red Sox. My life matters, and my money won’t be going to you.
I’ve done the same. I also encourage you to bad mouth the Redsox and their front office at every opportunity you get. Meeting with family for a cook out and the Redsox come up? Bring up the fact that they covered up sexual abuse of black kids. Or maybe that the whole front office is white.
So where all those links are, there’s a site that posts “love letters to black people”. Check out this gem, it’s all I dreamed these letters would be and so much more….
I cannot imagine how scared, angry, anxious and exhausted you must feel right now. I cannot imagine because I am a white woman living in an East Coast city, and I feel safe virtually all of the time. I do not feel fear and dread when I see the police. I do not have to worry about how my white son will be viewed as he grows up in our city. What you are experiencing in America day is nothing short of trauma. Preventable abhorrent trauma. I am working hard on my own biases -conscious and unconscious- and I’m finally coming around to understanding that it is not enough for me to be “not racist”. Only through bold, outspoken anti-racism can I even begin to do the work needed to fix our country. I am so sorry it took me this long to realize that sitting quietly wasn’t enough, but voting the right way wasn’t enough, that calling out racist remarks wasn’t enough, that putting lawn signs in my yard wasn’t enough. Being passive is completely in adequate. I need to do more proactively, to protect your rights. It’s the least you deserve. Please don’t ever forget how much you are loved and how much love you deserve. You are so important. You are so needed in this broken world. I need you. I love you.
So, beyond all the flowery words what exactly was the author of that letter going to do? Shut up with the empty concern. How about inviting a crack whore to live in your home while she attempts to get clean? If you don’t want to help the addict, how about being a foster parent for the infant she brought into the world so in 16 years that innocent baby won’t be like the person that gave her birth.
Exactly! She single handedly ended racism just by writing words. Well done! Now everyone thank her and tell her how brave she is.
These upper middle class white women lived extremely sheltered lives. Maybe if she spent some time outside of her social economic class, she would know many working class white people fear the cops too. It’s because she’s been so sheltered, she’s never been around white people who commit crimes, so naturally she thinks whites aren’t afraid of the cops.
These pandering, pretentious, condescending hypocrites….
John Henry likes Sabermetrics. I’ll give you some. In 1975, African Americans were 18.5% of the MLB players. Now, it is under 8%. These rich men like John Henry would prefer to hire the low cost guys from the Dominican Republic and elsewhere, rather than put in a meaningful commitment to address the development of American athletes who are black.
I hope the black athletes recognize this and induce donations from the owners, and get something going to develop local talent. I would greatly prefer to see the “local boy” from Mattapan or Lawrence or Holyoke, instead of a guy from the islands.
The irony, of course, being the fact that the very location of this banner has been, for decades now, used to condemn gun violence.
I mean…why not “both” messages up, side by sid…..
Why was that fat, dumb, half-white bitch Ijeoma Oluo at a place called “Cracker Barrel” anyway? Sounds like she was giving financial support to white people just so she could whine about it. Fuck her and everyone like her.
Iv’e been a red sox fan for 57 years. Throwing all my Boston sports apparel out.Had enough of this bullshit.I will find better things to do with my time now.Hey John Henry where’s the billboard supporting our police???
Fuck Mookie. $30 mil a year to wear a kids uniform?
and Price, $217 mill for his BS?
Fuck these leagues and teams. We can and have lived without them. Stop going to games and buying their brands and logos. That will get their attention.
Hit them where it counts, the wallet. No more mlb or nfl for me and the nba? Wouldn’t pay for that trash ever. Go bruins ?( even though Jeremy Jacobs is probably the worst owner of them all considering length of ownership)? Maybe I’ll just read a book.
Another PR stunt by the elitist owners of the Red Sox. If they really believed that Black Lives Matter they would compensate the black victims of rape and sexual assault by the former trainer of the Red Sox who raped and molested young black boys at Fenway Park.
“The Red Sox don’t give a shit about black people. They care about making and saving themselves money.” – Yeah, so what’s your point?
Just Unsubscribed from Red Sox Foundation, Red Sox Tickets Sale and Cancelled NESN. I have had too much of this pandering bullshit. #$ellTheTeam Henry, you old liberal cunt. #CancelCulture – put your money where your mouth is readers…
“You can take your sex-abuse cover-up, pandering BLM Billboard and stick it sideways up your collective asses. I cancelled NESN as well. I have had enough.”
because I steal it! Who pays for cable nowadays? Never mind extra for ‘premium’ bullshit.
Great job, TB. Another shot out of the park!
Btw, didn’t the Globe (same owner of the Red Sox) go so far as to criticize the quality of the face masks Robert Kraft brought back from China?
Hey Sox fans, kneel before the BLM banner outside of Fenway before you enter…
John Henry put the billboard up in the name of the “Red Sox Foundation”. This is a separate non-profit, and presumably tax exempt. That foundation is engaged in charitable fundraising. I’d like to know if funds raised for charity were used on this, or if the cost of this political activity is something that is allowed by the requirements of the non-profit status.
Point Well Taken. TB or someone should follow-up on this. Enough is enough already.