Why did you expect them to keep him after completely alienating the owner, general manager, coaching staff, players, fans, and media? That was a disaster from the day his name was mentioned.
Too right. Perhaps there is a kernel of truth to the "smear machine" in general, but in this case, Bobby deserved it.
So who's going to be the next Sox manager? Varitek? They always say catchers make the best managers, and AFAIK Tek is pretty much the anti-Bobby in terms of the level of respect that players, fans, etc. have for him.