Mutiny on the Fenway? Supposedly several players met with Red Sox ownership last month and told them they didn't want to play for manager Bobby Valentine. Dustin Pedroia who attended the meeting denies that they called for Valentine's firing.
Yesterday, only weeks after the All-Star break and 110 games into the 162-game Major League Baseball season, the Boston Red Sox hierarchy thought it was time to back up their oft-maligned manager, Bobby Valentine.
Election season and baseball season intersected on Monday night as President Obama poked fun at Boston fans during a Massachusetts fundraiser after the Red Sox traded fan-favorite Kevin Youkilis to his cherished Chicago White Sox.