We all know this franchise was railroaded into moving into the American League, and that you were helpless to stop it. I was one of the many who said "I'm done, I will throw out 35 years of loyalty before I watch the bland, endless procession of hitters in an AL lineup strip all of the strategy from my team". But, as spring training rolls around, and I read up on our prospects (while supposedly scouting new teams to root for), I find I can't. Can't let them go. I feel dirty. It's like a girlfriend who has cheated on you, but you still love her, and so take her back though you know you shouldn't.
So, unfaithful one, I offer up this as a way for you to make amends.
Retire #50. Let it go.
J.R. was the finest pitcher this organization has ever seen. He embodies an era. It is an absolute disgrace that number isn't retired. J. R. deserved a settlement for his misdiagnosis. He had every right to sue the organization. If that's what it's about-let it go. We know you can't undo the atrocity of the AL move; but this is one you can undo. Before he's gone. Make it right.