I disagree with Pedroia....It was a show solidarity against the manager
whether or not BV was wrong in his tactics by saying "we don't do that here
yaddeeya." Diplomacy on the behalf of the players may have defused this. I
agree that BV should not have publicly humiliated Youk. Pedrioa should
have stated that instead of what he said. The situation is still where we
left off after last year's debacle. Players are flexing too much muscle in
terms of running the clubhouse and not enough muscle on the field. Players
are injuring themselves constantly. They are not following the advice of
their trainers. Thus poor pitching performances. It's out of control.
It's like a classroom full of adolescent teens and the teacher has zero
Well then fine. Blame the "students" if you wish. But the teacher has the
responsibility to be the person in charge.
Valentine failed by ANY measure. Is that fair? Life isn't fair.
If Pedroia was at fault...he should have been dealt with. That he wasn't
demonstrates that even BV knew he had badly mishandled the situation.
I agree ... but The players were first "spoiled" by Francona.... .BV never
had a chance to gain control... Francona's style was great at first.
Eventually it festered into what it is/was in September 2011... I agree
whole heartily that BV should have kept all the drama under wraps. It was
his undoing. The media in Boston are unrelenting and had a field day with
all of that soap opera-ish garbage. I swear that the Boston media works
for TEE or some other evil outfit in NY.