Weren't people calling for Ozzie's head for keeping Anderson in the lineup earlier in the year?
I think Ozzie makes mistakes and is an unconventional coach, but I also think that part of that is part of what helped us win the Series last year.
Our pitching WAS amazing last year. But that team was also on the ropes at one point and I give a large chunk of the late season comeback to Ozzie and Crede. So to say "he doesn't know how to motivate a team and wake them the hell up" doesn't seem entirely fair. And I do think it's a good point that, for as bad as it feels like this team is sometimes, their still right in the middle of the wild card race.
One more thing...statements like this, "For all the Ozzie apologists, since you believe the only reason the Sox won the WS last year was him," do nothing to further a real discussion about Ozzie.
Plus, seriously, the dude was our coach of our team that won the flippin' World Series last year. He doesn't even get like one year of leeway? I can understand criticism. I just can't understand criticism that either isn't at least somewhat tempered or over the top criticism like "fire him now". Seems a bit ridiculous.