100% this. I will also add that there was a perception when they acquired the Sox that they were carpetbaggers and not really fans. Contrast that with Wyc and Kraft who were season ticket holders before they were owners. Both do a lot of media and will get a huge benefit of the doubt that they are in it for the love of the team and Boston and not for purely financial reasons. Henry and Werner will never be accepted as "locals". Jacobs has owned the team so long casual fans don't realize he lives in Buffalo, not that it matters since he has never received any love in Boston.Part of Red Sox fan DNA is to be miserable. Misery used to surround an 86 year drought. Now that the current ownership has delivered 4 World Series titles - this strand of DNA manifests itself in weird ways - most recently surrounding them making a very smart decision to trade a very good player.
The handwringing that I've seen here and from members of this board surrounding Mookie defies all logic. And that's okay - the word fan is derived from fanatic.
To quote Rick Pitino - the negativity in the town really sucks.
The ownership group has been great. I wish they would have torn down Fenway Park but reasonable minds can disagree on that.