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Red Sox resemble team they hated

Dysfunction echoes Yankees 30 years ago under Steinbrenner

Updated: August 9, 2012, 11:01 AM ET
By Steve Wulf | ESPN.com

Meddlesome ownership.

Overpaid and underperforming prima donnas.

A combative manager who can't help but antagonize players and media.

A press corps out for blood.

A passionate but entitled fan base.

Those are the basic ingredients that have turned the 2012 Boston Red Sox into an ongoing soap opera. But there is a certain familiarity to the mix. The Olde Towne Team has turned into the very franchise Boston ...

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