Found August 14, 2012 on Subway Squawkers:
I have been greatly enjoying the season-long meltdown of the Boston Red Sox. As if last year's fried chicken and beer brigade (and September collapse!) weren't fun enough, this season has had all sorts of schadenfreude for those of us in Yankeeland. Now things have gotten even more ridiculous for the Real Housewives of Boston -- because, frankly, that's what these ballplayers most resemble. The Sox fight like a bunch of mean girls, complete with snide little asides. Good grief.The latest story is from Yahoo! Sports: Jeff Passan reports that Adrian Gonzalez sent a text message to the team's owners, whining about Valentine leaving Jon Lester in to get shelled in a July game. So, instead of Red Sox's ownership telling him where to go with his complaints, ownership agreed to the meeting, which apparently had as many as 17 players. Oh, the meeting was at the Palace Hotel in New York, just before the Yankees series. Way to prioritize for the big series, guys!So, as Unc...

Mutiny underway in Boston?

According to a report from Yahoo! Sports, several high profile Red Sox players complained to ownership in July about the managerial ways of Bobby Valentine. 

Yahoo!: Anti-Valentine regiment met with owners about manager

Jeff Passan of Yahoo! has a juicy, gossip-filled article about the unrest on Yawkey Way. It culminates around a meeting that took place in July at the behest of a group of Red Sox players, including Adrian Gonzalez and Dustin Pedroia, at which they expressed displeasure with many of Bobby Valentine's tactics. Gonzalez and Dustin Pedroia were among the most vocal in the meeting...

Boston Red Sox: Owner John Henry Backs Bobby Valentine

Over the past few days a huge uproar has engulfed the Boston Red Sox, after a report on Yahoo! Sports claimed several of the team’s players had complained about manager Bobby Valentine to the team’s owners. Jeff Passan’s report said players blasted Valentine to owners John Henry and Larry Lucchino in a heated meeting after a text message was sent by a group of frustrated players...

Adrian Gonzalez Named AL Co-Player of the Week

Here's the press release from the Boston Red Sox announcing that Adrian Gonzalez along with Baltimore Orioles rookie Manny Machado have been the American League Co-Players of the Week for the week ending 8/12/12: Boston Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado have been named the American League Co-Players of the Week for...

Report: Red Sox players had meeting with owners to complain about Valentine

A group of Boston Red Sox player were highly critical of manager Bobby Valentine in a meeting with Red Sox owners last month, and some even said they did not want to play for Valentine anymore, Yahoo! Sports reported on Tuesday. According to the report, which used three unnamed sources, a meeting with owners John Henry and Larry Lucchino was called after a text message was sent...

Red Sox' Sixth-Inning Breakdown an Apt Metaphor for Fast-Unravelling Season

Editor's note: is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine's words. Each game day, we will select the best Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. It was just a routine, sixth-inning back-to-the-box ground ball which should have yielded an inning-ending double play. Baltimore Orioles star center fielder Adam Jones hit a one-bouncer...

Dustin Pedroia Right to Place Blame With Players, Not Bobby Valentine, for Team's Disappointing Year

The time for words is over. The Red Sox can no longer blame their struggles on the specter of last September hanging over their season, on the difficulty of adjusting to Bobby Valentine's managerial style or on the multitude of rumors floating around. After 117 games, the blame can only be focused on one place: the performance of the team on the field. Which is exactly where...

Red Sox's Pedroia denies wanting Valentine ousted

If Dustin Pedroia and his Boston Red Sox teammates did go to management in late July demanding that manager Bobby Valentine be removed from the job, they aren’t admitting it. After a Yahoo Sports story indicated that Boston players were critical of Valentine during a meeting with team executives on July 26 in New York, Pedroia distanced himself from the report Tuesday night after...

Orioles’ Machado is Co-American League Player of the Week

MLB Network is reporting that Baltimore Orioles’ rookie sensation Manny Machado is co-American League Player of the Week for August 6th to the 12th. Machado, playing in only four games this week — the first four of his career — secured a .375 batting average, a 1.500 OPS, three home runs, a triple, a double, and seven RBIs. Machado shares the honor with the Red Sox’ Adrian...

Bonus Quote of the Day

"I'm not going to blame anything on Bobby, and I don't think anyone else is. It's on the players. Last year wasn't on Tito. I know he took it hard. We all did. I mean, geez. It's on the players." -Dustin Pedroia denying he wanted Bobby Valentine fired.

Red Sox Lineup Looks to Build on Sunday's 14-Run Outburst as Boston Opens Series in Baltimore

After scoring 14 runs against the Indians on Sunday, the Red Sox probably wish they didn't have Monday off and could continue to keep those hot bats on the field. Nonetheless, the Sox find themselves in Baltimore on Tuesday knowing that they need to continue that hot hitting and go on a sustained run of wins immediately or their season is likely over. On that note, manager Bobby...

08-15 Richard Justice columnist Richard Justice joins Rob and Amy to discuss Stephen Strasburg's pitching count and the swirling rumors about Bobby Valentine's jobs security.
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