It is not every day that a team falls a single win short of the postseason and responds by parting ways with its manager and general manager. Likely to follow are a number of roster mainstays who have been critical parts to the Red Sox success in the past decade.
While poor play marred the team in the final weeks of the season, what has been particularly troubling are the revelations of destructive clubhouse behavior and attitudes prevalent in many of the team's stars and leaders. When the Boston Red Sox improbably won the 2004 World Series, fans and the media reveled in the "idiot" atmosphere personified by players like Johnny Damon. The 2011 squad had no such chemistry, and the bickering and finger pointing that have followed the Red Sox's collapse are indicative of the lack of chemistry that eroded a promising season.
With the exception of Dustin Pedroia and a few others, the entire team is to blame for what became of the Red Sox clubhouse. However, a few individuals did the most to poison the atmosphere and divide the squad. Here are the seven players most to blame for their childish clubhouse antics.