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Chaim Bloom, John Henry and the rest of the Red Sox front office have taken heat for not signing big-name players. On Monday’s Felger & Mazz radio program, the guys react to Bloom and Henry getting booed on stage at Friday’s ‘Winter Weekend’ event.

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  • Felger: John Henry and Chaim Bloom got booed off the stage of a town hall meeting during Winter Wonderland. What is that? 

    Mazz: Winter Weekend.  

    Felger: So, Winter Weekend. Like I’m vaguely aware of this thing. This is not the baseball writer’s dinner, they put it in a convention hall in Springfield. There are players, you get autographs, you buy Red Sox cookies and you jump into the batting cage. Just a winter day thingy for the Red Sox? 

    Mazz: Yeah, it’s like a pep rally.  

    Felger: A fan fest for the super, super fan.  

    Mazz: It’s supposed to be a pep rally. 

    Felger: These are the softest of the soft. I don’t mean that as an insult. What I mean is these are—  

    Mazz: —the people who have Red Sox plates and knives at the dinner table.  

    Big Jim: These are the fans that you can literally shovel crap down their throats and they’ll say, ‘More, please!’  

    Felger: The softest fans you will find for the Red Sox. This is not the [average] sports radio caller. This is not the angry shut-in. This isn’t even the type of fan that boos at games. These are the fans that loyally sing ‘Sweet Caroline’ every game—win, lose or draw. This is the softest landing you can get.  

    Mazz: Mike, these are the people who pay subscriptions to the fan club. That group. No, I’m not joking! 

  • BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JANUARY 15: Red Sox Owner John Henry addresses the departure of Alex Cora as manager of the Boston Red Sox during a press conference at Fenway Park on January 15, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. A MLB investigation concluded that Cora was involved in the Houston Astros sign stealing operation in 2017 while he was the bench coach. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 15: Red Sox Owner John Henry addresses the departure of Alex Cora as manager of the Boston Red Sox during a press conference at Fenway Park on January 15, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. A MLB investigation concluded that Cora was involved in the Houston Astros sign stealing operation in 2017 while he was the bench coach. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

  • Mazz: Why is Every Year a Lie?

    Mazz: The players who signed up for these one year deals, heaven forbid. They better get off to a good start and they better play well early. This [season] could be a similar kind of thing as last year where they stumble out and they play badly at the beginning, then have to dig themselves out of a hole. This team will get skewered on the field. People will just stop caring and won’t go. Fans will show up for a few innings, have a couple of beers and leave.

    Felger: Every time Henry peeks his head out, he gets rotten tomatoes thrown at him. It’s crazy!

    Mazz: I thought they were going to spend more this winter than they have. They didn’t. They’re [still] doing what they did with Betts, Bogaerts and Devers. If they just came out and said, ‘Hey, look, the next wave is coming. This is where we want to go.’ Why does every year have to be a lie?

  • BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - APRIL 15: Boston Red Sox owner John Henry on Opening Day at Fenway Park on April 15, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. All players are wearing the number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – APRIL 15: Boston Red Sox owner John Henry on Opening Day at Fenway Park on April 15, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. All players are wearing the number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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