By now, you’ve all likely read the story on Yahoo! Sports by Jeff Passan about the July meeting that Red Sox players held with management to express their unhappiness with manager Bobby Valentine.
So again, just like with Buster Olney’s story, and Passan’s earlier stuff, how does a national guy get this story ahead of all the local guys who are in there every day?
I’m aghast. Everyone on that team, from top to bottom, but especially at the the top, is to blame for this disaster. This team has me openly pining for the glory days of John Harrington, Dan Duquette, Joe Kerrigan, Mike Lansing, Dante Bichette and Carl Everett.
The Nick Cafardo column above on ownership is truly mind-blowing, (at one point, Nick turns the finger at the fans, saying we’re too spoiled around here) as is Gerry Callahan’s continued defense of Larry Lucchino.
Meanwhile, my Twitter feed last night during the game was more about the setlist at the Springsteen concert.
At least there’s some hope today in these pieces:
Red Sox ownership lacking courage – Minihane, WEEI.com
Bobby Valentine continues to talk himself into trouble – Tomase, Herald.
It’s time to fire Bobby Valentine – Gasper, Globe (making his debut as full-time columnist.)
And then there is Joe Haggerty, making friends and influencing people:
Asked Bobby V 2 questions about Yahoo "national story" Sox star players called for his firing. Rest of hard-hitting Sox media: 0 questions
— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) August 14, 2012
After all this Red Sox combustion, I fully expect Joe Sullivan to commission a full investigative piece into the Patriots rookie hazing practice. Send Hohler to Foxborough!
The Patriots do similar things and Sullivan is filing complaints to the league office. Meanwhile the Jets continue to be praised as an open team with nothing to hide. Got it.
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