Wait, are people REALLY stunned that Bobby Valentine is picking on his own players?
Are people REALLY saying "How can he say these things about Kevin Youkilis?"
Because he's Bobby Valentine!
Because he's a Know It All!
Because he is a button pusher and likes to get under people's skin!
That's all on the label when you bought him.
Are these same people also stunned that Ozzie Guillen was going to run his mouth... or Javier Vazquez wasn't a good fit in New York... or that Milton Bradley was going to melt down?
This is who Bobby V is.
And he isn't going to be Terry Francona, Mr. Happy and slapping his players on the back. The Red Sox made a change in personnel and philosophy and they brought a guy who has no interest in doing things the way they were.
Hang on for the ride, Sox fans. This is either going to be a great success or a colossal failure. But it will certainly be interesting.