Originally Posted by JB98
Yeah, the whole perception is amusing to me. Not just B & B, but in general.
Sox fans are subject to scorn for being excited about Josh Phegley, whose three home runs have been off David Price, Matt Garza and Anibal Sanchez -- three established MLB starters. Yes, it's only 20 ABs and he could still flame out, but I don't see the harm in being happy about the handful of things we have to be happy about as Sox fans.
Cubs fans are allowed to be excited every time Baez hits a home run in Double-A or Almora goes 3-for-4 in low-A ball. Why shouldn't Sox fans be allowed to be happy about a prospect coming up to the majors and getting a few big hits against established MLB pitchers?
Being happy is fine, just making any comparison to a Hall of Famer after less than a week in the big leagues is a bit much. I'm happy, and he's become a reason to tune in. But beyond that, success in baseball is fickle and sometimes fleeting.