BOSTON (CBS) – Yahoo! Sports is reporting that a group of Red Sox players met with team ownership late last month to voice their unhappiness with manager Bobby Valentine.
Adrian Gonzalez and Dustin Pedroia were reportedly among the most vocal.
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“I’ve never seen anything like that in my life,” said Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy. “This has not been the Good Ship Lollipop all season long, there’s not question about that.”
GM Ben Cherington confirmed that a meeting between players and owners did take place in an effort to get the focus back on the games, but it hasn’t produced the run they hoped for.
Last week, ownership came out in support of Bobby Valentine, saying he was going to remain the manager. Remy says, “That’s apparently not what the players wanted.”
“I have played for managers I didn’t like, but I’ve never been in a situation where I’ve seen a whole group, they mentioned 17 players going to management to complain about the manager,” said Remy. “This is just another bizarre story in a very bizarre season.”
Remy is a former Red Sox player and current color analyst for the team’s broadcasts on NESN. He made the comments on WBZ-TV before Tuesday night’s game as part of a partnership with NESN.