Never mentioned this before, but I ran across a really ancient Sox near-great at an event in June 2011, guy probably didn't make $1M in his career. You should have heard him go off on Dunn, esp. after I told him the deal was for $56M/4 years. Not much has changed since then.
Don't think these guys from another era don't remain Sox fans for the rest of their lives. It becomes part of you.
Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm-- Churchill (really)