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From our season preview of the Boston Red Sox earlier today...
Can the Red Sox avoid making headlines for all of the wrong reasons?
In the last two years, the Red Sox have been front page news for all of the following:
-An epic September collapse
-Players drinking beer and eating fried chicken in the clubhouse during games
-A manager once thought to be untouchable, Terry Francona, getting fired
-The same manager being accused of abusing prescription drugs
-In-fighting amongst ownership
-Theo Epstein being given the boot
-New GM Ben Cherington being forced to hire Bobby Valentine
-Bobby Valentine throwing veterans under the bus via the media
-Players launching a mutiny against Bobby V
-The Red Sox blowing up their roster via a massive salary dump trade with the Dodgers
-Bobby Valentine finally getting fired
Did I miss anything? I probably did. But I know one thing I didn't miss as a headline that Boston made in the last two ...
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Bobby Valentine had a shaky relationship with the Boston media while serving as manager of the Red Sox, and it looks like his tenure at Sacred Heart University is getting off to a similar start. Valentine was introduced Tuesday as the new athletic director at the small Connecticut college. He took some questions from the media and was promptly grilled. “Bobby, at this point in...
Former Red Sox manager and incoming Sacred Heart athletic director Bobby Valentine had some final words regarding his former club during a brief interview on Monday.
Bobby Valentine is out of Boston but he proved on Monday that he’s still in firing range down Route 95 in Fairfield, Conn.
Valentine spoke to Steve Buckley of the Boston Herald on Monday afternoon and spoke about his new life as athletic director at Sacred Heart University. He also made it clear he didn’t want to speak about his old life as manager of the Boston Red Sox.
Bobby Valentine resides in his own world. No matter what’s going on around him, Valentine is only concerned with his own little world. So the thoughts and beliefs of the world we all reside in matters not to Valentine.
Case in point: when Valentine got fired by the Red Sox, what did he do? He went out for a bike ride. Why? Because that’s what you do in Bobby Valentine’s world...
Bobby Valentine is probably the last guy who would argue that Major League Baseball managers aren’t influential to the outcomes of games. But that’s what it sounds like he’s implying when he says nobody could have resurrected last year’s 69-93 Red Sox.
Valentine is starting a new job this week as the athletic director at Sacred Heart University, and that has included taking...
Bobby Valentine has taken a job as the athletic director at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut, and he he is looking forward to turning the page and forgetting about the abysmal season he endured with the Boston Red Sox last year. It’s a strange decision for a strange man, but Valentine apparently wanted to add NCAA athletic director to his resume that already includes managing...
Over the weekend I found this story to be interesting and puzzling at the same time. Former Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has been hired as the athletics director at Sacred Heart University.
The University in Fairfield, Conn. said Friday that Valentine’s appointment will be formally announced next Tuesday. Sacred Heart fields 31 varsity teams – 17 for women and 14 for...
Bobby V. goes off on -- FIRST QUESTION -- at news conference.
As many of you know, Bobby Valentine is the new athletic director at Sacred Heart University (smooth move Sacred Heart). During his introduction, Valentine made a statement that consisted of some absolute nonsense.
“I thought I did a hell of a job in Boston,” Valentine said. “I
thought what had to be done there was done except for winning a pennant.
With the John Farrell managerial era with the Red Sox officially underway in Florida for Spring Training, former Sox manager Bobby Valentine is still managing to find his way into the headlines despite being axed nearly six months ago.
Valentine was introduced as the Athletic Director at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut on Tuesday and, as to be expected, he faced...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- From the moment he slipped on a Cleveland Indians jersey this spring, Terry Francona has relished being back with a big-league team after taking one season off following a tumultuous 2011 in Boston. Francona brings excitement and relevance to the Indians, who lost 94 games last season but have been overhauled by a free-agent spending spree.
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said that starting pitching hopeful Scott Kazmir has “looked so good it’s scary” early on in Goodyear, Arizona.
Kazmir, signed to a minor league deal this past offseason, is one of the player vying for the fifth spot in the Indians rotation. He has already shown improved velocity and claims to be feeling better than he did in his peak...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- New Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona has named Justin Masterson his starter for opening day.
Francona told the right-hander in the dugout Tuesday before Cleveland played the Kansas City Royals.
It will be the second time Masterson starts a season opener. A year ago, the 28-year-old struck out 10 over eight innings against the Blue Jays in Cleveland...
The weekend in Wahooland saw the games beginning in Arizona. We have been hearing about how great the vibe is in camp and how loose yet focused the Indians have been under new skipper Terry Francona. Now it was time to see how that translated into Spring Training games. The results in these tilts are meaningless, but the Tribe won all four, including two split-squad games Sunday...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Terry Francona named his opening-day starter and then watched the Kansas City Royals thump a couple of Cleveland's relievers.
Billy Butler homered and drove in three runs Tuesday for the unbeaten Royals in a 4-1 win, handing Cleveland its first loss in six spring games.
Before the game, Francona told Justin Masterson in the dugout that he would be the...