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09:07 AM ET 09.02 | What the 2012 Red Sox have become was perfectly illustrated in the fourth inning on Saturday night when Jonny Gomes of the Oakland Athletics hit a shallow foul popup along the first base line. Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia had a play, but suddenly pitcher Alfredo Aceves barged in to try and make the catch and dropped the ball. After the inning, second baseman Dustin Pedroia confronted Aceves in the dugout and their conversation became heated. Manager Bobby Valentine and third base coach Jerry Royster had to calm the situation down. When Valentine tried to speak with Aceves, the pitcher waved him off. The error did not cost the Red Sox a run in a game they lost, 7-1. But it demonstrated just how sloppy and divided the team has become as this lost season winds down.

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 Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Alfredo Aceves, Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Alfredo Aceves, Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images
September 2, 2012  09:11 AM ET

Get rid of Valentine first.........Then Aceves.............Then others...........

September 2, 2012  09:32 AM ET

Aceves should be suspended without pay for the remainder of the year. Then shipped out over the winter.

September 2, 2012  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Aceves should be suspended without pay for the remainder of the year. Then shipped out over the winter.

I was glad the Yankees got rid of him......

September 2, 2012  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I was glad the Yankees got rid of him......

I can now see why they did. What a dooosh this guy has turned out to be. I'm glad to see Pedroia finally show some leadership and stand up to this clown. I wish more payers had done the same.

September 2, 2012  09:42 AM ET
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I can now see why they did. What a dooosh this guy has turned out to be. I'm glad to see Pedroia finally show some leadership and stand up to this clown. I wish more payers had done the same.

I'm a Die-Hard Yankee fan but I admire the heck out of Pedroia..........For his attitude as well as his style of play.......He would have been a perfect fit in the early baseball years.

September 2, 2012  09:48 AM ET

What a mess this team has become.

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September 2, 2012  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

this does nothing but bring smiles to all yankee fans

I can't believe I'm saying this but it is kind of sad to me........

September 2, 2012  09:53 AM ET
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I can't believe I'm saying this but it is kind of sad to me........

It is sad. The team (and a fairly significant part of its fanbase) just got too full of themselves.

September 2, 2012  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

this does nothing but bring smiles to all yankee fans

I bet it does. What would bring a smile to my face would be seeing the Yankees continue to choke away that big lead and repeat what Boston did last year.

And with Arod set to return it could happen.

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September 2, 2012  09:56 AM ET
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I don't know who you are anymore mick.......

You ???????????????????




I can't even look at me right now !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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September 2, 2012  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

What a mess this team has become.

It's depressing. Have trouble seeing an end in sight.

September 2, 2012  09:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

It is sad. The team (and a fairly significant part of its fanbase) just got too full of themselves.

A little bit of a humility check every once and a while is a healthy thing. Maybe the pink hats who jumped on board in 2004 will finally go away and the real fans will get their team back.

September 2, 2012  09:59 AM ET
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yeah, that would not be so funny......:)I think that we have a huge built in excuse with all the injuries, but it would be DEVASTATING

Like Boston, when you have a 180M plus payroll, excuses are hard come by.

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September 2, 2012  10:08 AM ET

Time to just call up every guy you can from the system and play them. Get something out of the year.

September 2, 2012  11:02 AM ET

Was kinda hoping to see Aceves reach double figures in blown saves this season. That will be difficult since he won't be closing many games anymore and the Sox aren't producing many leads to protect.

 
September 2, 2012  11:07 AM ET

i feel bad for pedroia because he's a true ballplayer. yankees will be fine with people coming back

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