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Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers and former Sox manager Terry Francona were tight. They still talk. But Tito's gone and Bobby Valentine is here now.
Doc was asked at a news conference today about his relationship. And he said
I got to meet him back when I was with the Knicks a thousand years ago. We used to live in the same neighborhood in Stamford. I went to go eat at "Bobby V's" a lot. One thing I can tell you is he doesn't comp (laughing)... with him you had to pay
So if Bobby opens a place in Boston, athletes better get ready to open up their wallets. No free rides with Bobby V.
Then again, if anyone should pay for anything its rich pro athletes. And if there's any team in the world that needs a "no free rides" attitude, its this Red Sox team. Bobby's putting his foot down.
So from now on, they're going to have to PAY for their in-game clubhouse beers. AND.. they're going to have to pay Fenway prices.
THAT will put a stop to that little game. Way to go, Bobby.
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As reported by several media outlets, including ESPNBoston.com, Bobby Valentine has accepted the offer to become the next manager of the Boston Red Sox.
Neither Valentine, who was in Japan for a charity event, nor the Red Sox organization have commented, although GM Ben Cherington said Monday that he had hoped to conclude the search by week’s end.
Valentine, who has spent parts...
BOSTON -- When news broke of Bobby Valentine earning the Red Sox managerial job, one of the first perceived conflicts was how a team that heavily relies upon advanced statistics and sabermetrics would select a man believed to be more from a traditional baseball background. But on Thursday evening, Valentine addressed his plans for decision-making in Boston. "One of the exciting...
According to multiple sources, the Boston Red Sox are set to hire former New York Mets manager, and ESPN analyst, Bobby Valentine as the team’s next manager to replace the departed Terry Francona.
Valentine reportedly was presented with an offer on Tuesday, accepted it, and will be present at a formal announcement tomorrow upon his return from a trip to Japan.
It’s an interesting...
With the Associated Press reporting that Bobby Valentine has agreed to terms on a contract with the Red Sox and a press conference planned for Thursday to offically announce him as the 45th Boston manager, it feels like a good time to refresh everyone's memories about the former Mets manager.
He hasn't been out of the spotlight, thanks to his job on ESPN and the fact that...
The Red Sox are taking two risks by hiring Bobby Valentine, says Joe Lemire. Valentine's strong personality may backfire, and it appears the new GM did not make the final decision.
Bobby Valentine took over as manager of the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, promising to be hard-working, open-minded and even humble as he tries to help the franchise return to the playoffs and forget after the disappointment of this season's unprecedented September collapse. "It's more than a special day.
Bobby Valentine is set to take over the Red Sox -- and make a big impression on their rabid fans.
BOSTON — Bobby Valentine is the 45th manager of the Boston Red Sox.
BOSTON (AP) -- A person familiar with the negotiations says the Boston Red Sox have agreed to terms with Bobby Valentine on a contract that will make him the team's new manager.
Like him or not, Bobby Valentine rarely fails to produce drama. In each of his managerial stops, from the Texas...
Bobby Valentine will be the next Red Sox manager and baseball is buzzing about the consequences for the front office, Boston's players and the 61-year-old skipper himself. Here’s the latest reaction to the move:
Peter Gammons of MLB.com says GM Ben Cherington and Valentine, two smart baseball people, have what it takes to work well together and turn the 2012 Red Sox...
Now that they have a new manager, the Red Sox can focus on improving their roster at next week's winter meetings. Here's the latest from Boston...
Bobby Valentine was introduced as the Red Sox's new manager yesterday, and today he flew down to the Dominican Republic to meet with free agent DH David Ortiz according to Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe. "I'...
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