That's an understatement. Here's some video evidence of the reception that Bloom received during his time with the mic:
For those who don't want to watch the entire clip, following are some excerpts:
Bloom opens with: "Last time I was sitting up here was 3 years ago...there wasn't a whole heck of a lot coming...so, we had 2 choices...we could drive right off that cliff...and we'd end up rebuilding for half a decade. That's not acceptable. That's not acceptable to you guys. That can't happen in Boston..."
At around the 3:00 mark of the video, he states: "We took all the resources and we added Kike Hernandez. We added Hunter Renfroe. We added Adam Ottavino. We added Garret Richards. We built that team the right way."
In the article in Archer's post, Tomase sums it up: "Simply put, the fans are not having this offseason, not one bit. They booed Henry when he walked onto the stage. They booed chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom when he tried to explain how much better off the team is now than three years ago. They booed the response to a question about the cost of attending a game. They booed and booed and booed...
"If the Red Sox didn't realize the world of hurt they were in with their fans before, it's clear now. The people have spoken. You can't subtract superstars and sit out huge chunks of free agency and sign a bunch of veterans to one-year contracts and expect the fans that pay some of the highest ticket prices in all of professional sports to bounce on their haunches awaiting a treat.
You try to sell that flimflam to Red Sox fans, and they'll bare their canines. On Friday night, the growls turned to howls, and the pack was hangry...
"[Bloom's] much-maligned "it will be awesome!" monologue at the Devers signing didn't come off to me as insincere spin -- which is how some heard it -- so much as profound naivete. I believe Bloom believes what he's selling. It's just tough to share his vision...
"Henry looked taken aback when he said, "it's expensive to have baseball players," and fans responded with lusty boos.
"It was the perfect evening for a franchise riven by dysfunction. The Red Sox have spent all winter in a bubble of their own making, insisting that everything is fine. If they expected a friendly audience on Friday, they encountered a revolt."
Sounds like a good time was had by all.