Found April 25, 2012 on Reading Between The Seams:

I’m going to keep this write-up short…About as short as Bobby Valentine’s stay in Boston is going to be if he keeps this up. The Boston Red Sox manager made his original lineup for tonight’s game against Minnesota as if they were facing a left-handed pitcher. He filled his lineup full of right-handed batters. Later, Valentine


Bobby Valentine researches opposing pitcher on cell phone, posts wrong lineup

Those who follow the Red Sox very closely may have noticed that Bobby Valentine made some late changes to his lineup on Wednesday. Lineup cards are shuffled across baseball on a daily basis, typically because of injuries and illness or changes an opponent might make in the hours leading up to the game. As Bobby V. showed us, there are also rare instances when a manager makes an error...

Bobby Valentine's lineup goof

Bobby Valentine isn't off to a very smooth start as the skipper of the Boston Red Sox. After calling out one of the team's nitty-gritty vets, Kevin Youkilis, in an interview less than two weeks into the season, Valentine looked like kind of an idiot again on Wednesday when he incorrectly penciled in a lineup that would typically face left-handed pitchers.  No big deal...

Bullpen Becoming Strength for Red Sox After Early Season Struggles

Editor's note: is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine’s words. Each game day, we will select the best Valentine that sums up the day for the Red Sox. The Red Sox entered Wednesday night's game with a league-worst 6.27 ERA, but much of that damage was due to the bullpen boasting a league-worst 7.55 ERA of its own. Early in the season,...

Red Sox Proving That Collapses, Devastating Losses Aren't 'Going to Be Allowed Again'

Editor's note: is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine's words. Each game day, we will select a Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. It's two games. Two wins. Two days that haven't been disasters. Is that enough to stake the season on? The Red Sox were resolute in their 11-2 win against Minnesota on Tuesday night...

Blackburn set to return to mound for Twins

Although Boston manager Bobby Valentine appears to have found a remedy for his battered bullpen, he maintains it's not a long-term solution. The Red Sox look to build on their first victory in a week and hand the Minnesota Twins a fourth straight defeat Tuesday night at Target Field. With Daniel Bard's outing Sunday canceled because of a rainout, Valentine decided to move...

Cody Ross Continues Transition Back to AL, Told Bobby Valentine He'd Catch to Stay in Lineup (Video)

Cody Ross may have propelled the Red Sox to a big 6-5 win over the Twins on Monday night, but the veteran outfielder says he's still transitioning back to American League pitching. Ross has blasted a team-high five home runs and knocked in 14 RBIs so far on the year. The 31-year-old expressed excitement over playing in Boston, and even admitted to telling manager Bobby Valentine...

Felix Doubront Is Key to Success of Red Sox Pitching Staff

Editor's note: is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine’s words. Each game day, we will select the best Valentine that sums up the day for the Red Sox. Felix Doubront has arguably been the Red Sox most consistent starter this season. Heck, you might even go as far as to say that he's been the best pitcher on a staff that boasts some of...

Extra Quote of the Day

  Are you trying to kill me?   -Bobby Valentine to Alfredo Aceves when he made a visit to the mound in the 9th after Aceves got a LONG out that everyone thought was a homer for a wee bit.  Bobby may drive me crazy, but the dude has jokes.  Mad jokes. 

Your Morning Dump...where Bobby V loosens up

   We won a game! We won a game! Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. With one out and one on and the Red Sox [team stats] leading by one run in the ninth inning last night, closer Alfredo Aceves gave up a deep fly ball to the warning track...

Fantasy Baseball Daily Fix: Pineda done for season, Bobby Valentine's snafu & more

Michael Pineda (credits below) A friend and I were once discussing the best way to make money by pushing a child to excel in a professional sport. We'd brainstorm different,  Earl Woods-esque ways, you could push them to excel. His best idea was to turn his future son into a lefty knuckleballer. Genius idea, a true testament to American ingenuity. Identify the best potential...

Mike Aviles Contines His Emergence As Leadoff Hitter For the Red Sox

There's been heaps of criticism concerning Bobby Valentine's managerial decisions this season. At times, it's been warranted. But there's one move the Red Sox skipper made that has paid off handsomely – that's been tapping Mike Aviles to hit leadoff. Since filling in for Jacoby Ellsbury, the shortstop has been crushing the ball for Boston, going 15-for-40 with...

Crawford to see Dr. Andrews about elbow

Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford is going to see Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on the left elbow that has plagued him since he reported to spring training. Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said on Wednesday that Crawford was in the process of scheduling a visit with Andrews, one of the best-known orthopedic surgeons in the business. Valentine called the visit '...

Things That Pissed Me Off Last Week In The World Of Sports

Last week, I decided to abandon "Things That Pissed Me Off" and write a list of reasons why Bobby Valentine makes my life miserable. I needed an outlet, and this seemed like the best way to get my points across. But I apologize, because that's not what this column is about. It's about me venting on different topics, not just the moron I have to watch...
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