Fenway Park is nothing if not quirky. The "Green Monster" wall in left field is simply unique, and has been a visiting pitcher's bane for as long as I can remember. In short, there's a considerable home field advantage provided by the park (not to mention their rabidly loyal fans).
This has shaped the team, as front office management led to decades of player acquisition building rosters filled with players who excelled in Fenway. Fred Lynn is perhaps the best example of a play who seemed to be a lock on the Hall of Fame until he left, after which he was merely adequate.
So how is the current front office doing for the Red Sox? The numbers tell the tale:
Away: 18 wins, 14 losses (.562 record)
Home: 14 wins, 19 losses (.424 record)
If the team had a home field winning percentage that equalled the road winning percentage, they would be in third place (2 games back) rather than in the cellar. If their home winning percentage were .100 higher than their road record - as you would expect from their clear home field advantage - they'd be in first place by half a game.
Never mind that fans were already unhappy from the way that Terry Francona was booted under the bus, this is nothing short of incompetence.