The worst breakups in Red Sox history
Coaches: Mike Easler, Joe Kerrigan and Don Zimmer
Easler argued with GM Dan Duquette over a number of issues. His dispute with pitching coach Al Nipper, his refusal to coach replacement players, and his salary led to his being fired. Kerrigan (pictured), a successful pitching coach, was seen as a micromanager and fought openly with Derek Lowe, Manny Ramirez, and Carl Everett during his short stint as manager in 2001. Zimmer was nicknamed The Gerbil by Bill Lee and oversaw the collapse of 78, partially because of his refusal to play the many players he disliked.