Found October 25, 2012 on NESN.com:
While Bobby Valentine received criticism throughout the season, it was David Ortiz who was always front and center when it came time to defend his manager. Ortiz constantly emphasized that Valentine wasn't to blame for the Red Sox' struggles, which even went against the philosophy of some fans. Apparently, Ortiz's consistent support wasn't enough, though, as Valentine had some interesting comments about the veteran slugger during a sit-down interview on Tuesday. "David Ortiz came back after spending about six weeks on the disabled list after we thought it would be just a week," Valentine told NBC's Bob Costas. "He got...
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