The Boston Red Sox dropped tickets for April and May games on the morning of Jan. 11. How do you think that went?
Fans flooded the comments of the announcement post on Twitter to share their feelings about the team before the start of the season.
Unsurprisingly, there are very few positive comments.
After yet another lackluster offseason (so far), Red Sox fans are disgruntled to the point that many refuse to buy tickets. Some fans are calling for a boycott of Fenway Park, Red Sox merchandise, and all NESN advertisers.
The fan frustrations are valid. The Red Sox went from one of the most dominant baseball teams MLB had ever seen in 2018 to three last-place finishes in the division over the last five years.
Simply put, the way the team has declined is inexcusable, especially because the front office is more than capable of fixing it.
Red Sox fans rip season ticket sales announcement as team fails to improve
The offseason is not over yet, though. If the Red Sox don't sell enough tickets in the first days after the drop, maybe the front office could be scared into making a decision that's good for the team. Signing an ace would be a great place to start. Jordan Montgomery and Blake Snell are still very much available and for a price that John Henry can very much afford.
The seats at Fenway Park will never be as empty as the seats at Oakland Coliseum have been in recent years — it's not just a ballpark, but a historical landmark and a tourist destination. But if the disheartened fans in the comments hold up their end of the bargain and don't buy tickets, the dissatisfaction with the team may finally show in Fenway Park attendance one way or another.
At the time of publication, there are still Green Monster seats available for the Sox's Opening Day matchup with the Orioles — if tickets aren't selling for an Opening Day, AL East rivalry game, ownership must be taking notice. And fans must be very unhappy.
All of the negativity surrounding the Red Sox this offseason is reversible. Bringing in one quality pitcher and one strong bat could change course of the outlook entirely.
It takes a lot to upset Red Sox fans to the point of not supporting the team. Boston is a baseball town, but it hasn't felt like one recently. Red Sox fans are die-hard, but it's become clear that they're only as willing to spend money on the team as ownership is.