If insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome, then I guess I am guilty or just insane. Baseball is afraid of its high priced players. From the owners, the fans and the media, we are all afraid of these knuckleheads.
Baseball has guaranteed contracts, owners like John Henry who kiss the players feet and you get an outcome like what has occurred in Boston this year.
The players last season quit on their player friendly manager, I was in Baltimore for the last series to see it for myself. The Red Sox hire Bobby Valentine to kick some butt. However, the players and the owners step in and tell BV how he should kick their butt in a more sensitive and user friendly way. If this is not insanity, then someone needs to tell me what is! If someone wants to tell me that he is not a good communicator, fine, but how can you be a good communicator to your coaching staff who you did not select and has undermined you with the players from the start (Just because they did not like your personality---------PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEE).
Football players fear being cut, fear the owners, etc. Is it not strange that Football has replaced Baseball in national popularity.
What is really sad for true Boston fans, And I should disclose that I am not one of them, is that what has occurred in Boston over the past two seasons will in MHO make this team insignificant and a laughing stock to baseball fans for the foreseeable future.
I may be stupid, but it is the Red Sox from players, to owners, and to their media who have become the idiots!