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Former Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has not been shy about criticizing his former players and coaches in the aftermath of his firing. On Wednesday, one of his targets fired back.
Red Sox bench coach Tim Bogar spoke to ESPN.com about Valentine's insinuation that his coaches were not loyal to him, and he also placed the blame on the manager's shoulders for the perceived lack of communication.
"The coaching staff was prepared to do everything that we were supposed
to do to help Bobby succeed," Bogar said, "but not once did he portray
what he wanted us to do to help him and eventually he shut some of us
Communication issues seemed to plague the Red Sox all year under Valentine's tenure, with the players and the skipper often appearing to be on the same page. However, Bogar explained that he and the other coaches on the staff never seemed to have any issues with the team, and that only Valentine struggled with fo...
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You want to see how a pro handles being fired by the Boston Red Sox? Let’s observe Bobby Valentine in his element, his bar in Stamford, Connecticut during Giants-Cardinals Game 7. The guy gets fired and will collect $2.25 million for not working next year. The first thing he starts doing in public is buy beer for guys at his bar.
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Bobby Valentine may be long gone and his successor already named, but it's apparently not too late for him to creat at least one last controversy in Boston. On Tuesday night, Valentine sat down for an interview with NBS Sports Network's Bob Costas on Costas Tonight, addressing many of the controversies and incidents that happened over the course of his year with the Red Sox...
Terminated Boston manager Bobby Valentine claimed on Tuesday that juicehead designated hitter David Ortiz quit on the Red Sox after the team made a blockbuster trade that essentially sealed its playoff fate. The 36-year-old Ortiz, who made his Major League … Continue reading →
Amilie Benjamin from the Boston Globe joins Fox Sports Tonight to discuss Bobby Valentine's latest comments and the Patriots upcoming game in London.
It's a new managerial era in Major League Baseball. With the dismissals of Bobby Valentine and Ozzie Guillen from the Red Sox and Marlins, respectively, there's an undeniable trend in the sport in terms of hiring managers. No longer are the Billy Martin-like, outspoken and thoroughly controversial skipper en vogue. Rather, there's a clear movement towards "players...
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...
Even with the Boston Red Sox trying to get away from their mistake of a 2012 season, the drama continues. Bobby Valentine, who was recently fired by the club, gace an interview to NBC Sports. He spoke with Bob Costas and covered everything from team dysfunction, front office issues, and the fact that he thinks David Ortiz quit on the team.
According to the interview, as...
After Bobby Valentine led the Red Sox to their worst record since 1994, it was clear a change needed to be made. On Saturday night, that change came as the team announced the return of John Farrell.
Farrell, who had his introductory press conference on Tuesday, will be the Red Sox' 46th manager. In two years as the Blue Jays skipper he had a 154-170 record.
A lot has changed since last December, and that was no more clear than it was Tuesday on a sunny October day in Boston.
Just 11 months ago, Bobby Valentine was in front of the podium at Fenway Park, speaking about how excited he was to have another chance at managing again, let alone leading the Boston Red Sox.
"This day is a special day, and it's more than...