To me, the bottom line is, if someone had walked up to me a year ago today and said: "You guys just signed a pitcher that will be what the Sox need to finally win it all. He will be a leader immediately, dominate on the field, and finally beat the Yankees in their own house while overcoming significant bodily injury to do so. He will then become the first Red Sox pitcher since Babe Ruth to win a World Series Game 2 at Fenway, with the same injury worsening. He will contribute to a four-game Sox sweep of the World Series..."
But then added, "But, you won't like his politics or some of his views on national issues."
I wouldn't have been able to forsee myself or anyone else giving a rat's ass.
Guess that's just me.