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Boston Red Sox: Problems Started Long Ago, Blame Should Be Shared
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Most people have (finally) come to the realization that the Boston Red Sox organization has lost its way, but the truth is that the ownership and front office lost its way long ago, and it is only now that people are recognizing it. It has only been in the last few months (September and April) that the players have become equally as incompetent.

On my personal website (sox1fan.com), I had been writing of the cancer that has been afflicting the Red Sox beginning in 2010. There are myriad and deep-seeded infirmities afflicting this ownership group, the front office and associated staff.

Truth is that the organizational problems had been obvious long before then, and I had withheld my criticism, but in the latter stages of the '10 season I determined I could no longer keep my opinions to myself any longer. 

Soon thereafter, the organization cut off my access to minor league prospects, players I'd been granted access to for several years, and almost immediately thereafter advised me I would no longer be granted access to minor leagues clubhouses and dugouts—privileges that had been extended to me for years.

Ahhh, the price of honesty!

So I curtailed my blogging last summer and shut down my website in the fall, determined to spend my time with family and limit my writing to special circumstances. Well, I cannot sit idly by and watch the implosion occurring on Yawkey Way without sharing prior observations and offering new opinions on the cancer that is consuming the club.

The carpetbaggers who own the club will depart someday—hopefully sooner rather than later—but Red Sox Nation will always be here.

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