Originally written on The Flagrant Fan  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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For Red Sox fans, this season cannot end soon enough. Decimated by injuries, plagued by constant turmoil and negative news stories, declines by formerly good pitchers and a manager controversy that never ended all mark a season that started off on the wrong foot and ended without any legs at all. Every bad situation needs a scapegoat. There has to be a villain in a story like this, right? So who will it be? There are plenty of candidates. Let's list them to see who ends up with the prize. The heading of the post may or may not give away the ending.The owners:The owners of the team have certainly come under increasing scrutiny. From assertions that John Henry cares more about his English soccer team to Larry Lucchino's meddling on free agent acquisitions and who was ultimately hired as the manager, the guys at the top have not escaped criticism. Since so much of this is speculation and narrative driven, how can one prove any of these points? Someday a book will be written about this ...
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