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Christian Vázquez deserved better

Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez plays against the Toronto Blue Jays during eighth inning MLB action at Fenway Park on July 24.Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff

Shame on Chaim Bloom and Red Sox management (”For all parties, it was an awkward day,” Sports, Aug. 2). I don’t pretend to understand all the whys and hows of the trade deadline, but I do understand the value of compassion, loyalty, and dignity. Christian Vázquez, someone who gave his heart, his knowledge, his loyalty and grit to a team for the last 8 years should have been treated better than to be walked off the field, glassy-eyed and bewildered. I guess I’m naive, but I’ll never understand the dispassion of the front office.

Karen Algus