Again, valid points. If it's simply about "business" then the Sox are doing exactly what they have to do to fulfill those requirments.
I just feel it should be more than 'just business' because the Sox are also a public trust. And I think the lease deal is a major part of why they do things they way they do. I think it's anything below 1.2 million the state has to make up the difference up to a certain amount (it may be or may have been 1.5 million). I know those were the original lease terms, that may have been changed somewhat when the new lease was negotiated. Either way the lease is one of the best in baseball.