Originally written on Athlon Sports  |  Last updated 11/20/14

When the American League expanded to 10 teams in 1961, with the National League set to follow the next year, baseball ushered in a new era. With...

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
3 Comments:
  • Bobby Valentine should have been the first name on this list. He is a horrible excuse for a Major League manager. Maybe he's a good example of a Major League AssssHole, but as a manager he SUCKS!!! I'm a long time Yankees fan and I still hated to see what this moron did to the Red Sox last season. I actually missed the rivalry and important games in September between these two teams. But because of Valentine 2012 was a complete and utter joke for the Red Sox. They had plenty of talent in order to compete last year but this jerk destroyed the clubhouse in short order.

    The thing about him that nauseates me the most is that he feels he did nothing wrong in how he handled a heavily laden veteran ballclub. The players showed class by not publicly sticking it to their manager, (but you could see from dugout shots on TV that they disliked this jerk). Something that can't be said about Valentine since he often took players to task with the use of the media, an absolutely cowardly thing to do. If you as a manager have a beef with a player, you do what a 'MAN' does and you talk to him behind closed doors. You don't rake him over the coals in the publics eye by talking to the press. Valentine is a spineless scumbag and it should be obvious to everyone that there was a reason he had to stick his tail between his legs and run to Japan for a number of years. The good that has come from this is that he will NEVER manage a Major League team again, NEVER!!!! Good riddance Booby, so glad we don't have to see your smug arrogant face in a dugout any longer.
    This season the Red Sox were content and liked coming to the ballpark because the Little Hitler of a manager was gone...it showed in their play and in the clubhouse.
  • I'll never forget GR when he got the heave and came back on the bench with a fake mustache and beard just to draw attention to himself. He was a moron back then and he's still a moron. I couldn't agree with you more. I can't stand him either.
  • Yep, that's when he was manager of the Mets, he's a moron. What the Sox are doing now is testimony to what a horrible manager he really is.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Paul Pierce: Computers to blame for lack of NBA trash talk

Darrelle Revis: I don’t feel sorry for Jets fans

A recent history of Super Bowl injury hullabaloo

DeflateGate football could fetch $50K at auction

Father and son allegedly attack coach over playing time

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

The AFC North will regress in 2015

Doug Baldwin bringing 'sunblock' to Revis Island

Will the first-round running back return in 2015?

Robert Kraft: Richard Sherman is a 'marketing whiz'

Rob Gronkowski's party bus headed to Super Bowl

Matt Barnes not happy with NBA for $25,000 fine

Keys to victory for the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX

Grandpa: Marshawn would retire rather than deal with media

Ten best teams that didn't make the Super Bowl

Ranking the NBA’s Coach of the Year candidates

WATCH: Zach Parise picks up his tooth off the ice

Crosby's name misspelled as 'Sindey' on Penguins program

Joe Biden blows off Olivia Munn to talk to Aaron Rodgers

James Shields need to adjust his contract expectations

Kurt Warner wonders about Patriots cheating in Super Bowl

4-star QB recruit decommits from Michigan

Top storylines for Super Bowl XLIX

WATCH: Pacquiao, Mayweather meet at halftime of Heat game

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Seahawks' keys to Super Bowl victory

DeflateGate ball could fetch $50K

Doug Baldwin ready for Revis Island

Top storylines for Super Bowl XLIX

Barnes unhappy with NBA over fine

Does MLB need more offense in the modern game?

Re-ranking the Top 25: exposing the biggest flaws

Putting the Cavs’ pieces together

Super Bowl XLIX: Key people to know

Ranking all 48 Super Bowls

Bill Simmons fires a shot at Ray Lewis

NFL pushing CFP to change schedule

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.