John Farrell

John Farrell calls incident in dugout with Wade Miley 'unacceptable' and he 'won't stand for it'

Ryan Hannable
June 12, 2015 - 12:59 pm

About 18 hours following his meeting with the media following Thursday loss to the Orioles when he addressed the dugout outburst from Wade Miley, manager John Farrell had a different tune. "What happened last night was a pitcher who is competitive. Obviously did not like the decision of being removed form the game, but the outburst in the dugout was something that is unacceptable," Farrell said. "I won't stand for it and a result we met immediately following the game." Added Farrell: "The surprising is the setting that it took place. There's always going to be decision that players don't agree with, but there is a way to go about expressing that. That wasn't the case last night." The manager said what was said in that meeting between the two would stay in-house, but Miley did acknowledge what he did was wrong. Miley won't be suspended or fined for the outburst. Miley was pulled after four innings and allowing five runs on nine hits, including three home runs. Thursday night Farrell said he fully respected Miley's desire to stay in the game and it came down to Miley being a competitor. He was then asked why he didn't say it was unacceptable following the game. "I expressed at the time I could understand his mindset," Farrell said. "To escalate that any further -- he and I spoke immediately after the game. I felt -- and I think everyone else was aware of that, that mattered to me most and that is those 25 guys. "I am here to tell you that it was unacceptable, he's well aware of that and that is where I will leave it." For more Red Sox news, check out