Originally posted on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 4/6/12

As expected, people are still calling for Valentine's head after game 1 of 162. Bobby Valentine took on the pressure, lost in his debut, and sticks by every decision. Although the first loss took a lot out of him, he is not letting this one loss get to him will continue forward with a lot of confidence.

Globe:

He’s been managing forever, it seems, but 10 years removed from his last major league job with the Mets, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine was a little nervous before Thursday’s 3-2 walkoff loss to the Tigers on Opening Day. He was a little drained afterward.

“I’m fine,’’ he said. “You hate to lose a game like that where there were a lot of things I liked. But for the first game there were a lot of things going on and I think we made all the right choices.’’

He said he woke up very early Thursday morning. His phone was buzzing with texts and voice mails from well-wishers.

He was asked about the emotions he felt when he finally got up to face the day.

“Got up so long ago that I can’t remember,’’ he kidded.

“To tell you the truth, I had the same feeling that, I think, most of the guys have. I talked to a lot of them at the hotel early, saw some of them here. It’s Opening Day and there’s only one Opening Day and it’s a very special day. The start of something new . . . I’m excited to be part of it.’’

I am not one of Valentine's biggest supporters, but people have to lay off. There is no wiggle room as the Boston skipper and Bobby seems to be ready for what the future is going to throw at him.

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