Originally posted on Boston Sports Media Watch  |  Last updated 3/6/12
While last week we did hear a few comparisons to Rex Ryan, for the most part, the Boston media’s reaction to the Bobby Valentine experience has been fawning. They’re dazzled by his bunt drills in spring training. They love that he’s making David Ortiz play some first base. They love the alcohol in the clubhouse ban, and they love that every time they speak to him, he’s going to fill up their audio recorder with quotes. In some ways, sure, I can see that his style is what this team needs after so many years of routine under Terry Francona. I get that. I get that new things are always going to be the center of attention, and I get that Valentine making himself the center of attention might be a good thing for a franchise under so much scrutiny for what happened last September. However, the “Bobby Valentine is doing things HIS way” articles are getting a bit stale at this point. Today the Boston Globe has a front page story from Peter Abraham on the topic: Red Sox whirlwind. It’s a wel...
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