Red Sox President's Explanation for Lack of Dave Dombrowski Press Conference is So Pathetic

League Championship Series - Boston Red Sox v Houston Astros - Game Five
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The Boston Red Sox have been a model of inconsistency on a grand scale this decade. They seemingly either win it all or are rebuilding every other season, with the latest descent into madness resulting in the firing of President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski.

The Red Sox opted not to hold a press conference for the departed Dombrowski, and the explanation given 36 hours later by Team President Sam Kennedy doesn't do much to ease fans' concerns.

Granted, fans were upset with Dombrowski and his construction of the roster this season, from the contracts doled out to Chris Sale and Nathan Eovaldi to the unaddressed weaknesses in the bullpen. Still, fans deserve the right to hear an explanation from the organization to understand that the Red Sox are headed in the right direction.

The Sox have little to no chance of making the playoffs this year, as they sit eliminated in the AL East and eight games back in the AL Wild Card race, with 18 left to play. By any metric, this performance is unacceptable one year removed from a World Series championship. So shouldn't the front office assuage fans' concerns with some form of message beyond a press release?

But instead, the organization deflected any comments on Dombrowski and cited their work on the transition as reasons to not publicly address the firing. This should be insufficient for Boston fans. The front office is directly at fault for the failed season this year.

As they move forward, fans are left hoping the Red Sox have a better plan for the future than just a half-hearted excuse.