Years from now Los Angeles Dodger fans will remember this past weekend — the final weekend of August 2012 — fondly. The headline will be written as the day the Dodgers acquired Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford. Fair enough.
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It’s August 19, 2012 and the Boston Red Sox are 59-62, 1 2 ½ games off the pace in the American League East and 6 ½ games behind the Wild Card leader. Bobby Valentine is under fire. Management met with players, sans the manager. The media is speculating. Fans are booing. Every interested in Boston baseball has an opinion about the Red Sox manager – including Valentine.
When I listened to Boston Red Sox ace Josh Beckett tell his side of the story of what happened last September, I didn’t hear him apologize; in fact, I don’t think Red Sox fans – or the organization that paid him $17 million in 2011 — will ever get an apology.
Is an apology necessary?