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FORT MYERS, Fla. –– The Red Sox spent Tuesday morning honing on relay throws and cutoffs. The practice routine prompted a reporter to ask Bobby Valentine about Derek Jeter's infamous flip throw during the 2001 American League Division Series, where he flipped the ball to Jorge Posada, who barely tagged out Oakland's Jeremy Giambi. "We'll never practice that," Valentine said. "I think [Jeter] was out of position and I think the ball gets [Giambi] out if he doesn't touch it, personally. That was amazing that he was there. And it was more amazing to say they had practiced it. I...

Bobby V: Jeter flip was unnecessary

Bobby Valentine has only been Boston's manager for a few months, but he's not wasting any time going after the Yanks.

Jeter: Valentine 'must be bored over there'

In reaction to Valentine's criticism of his 2001 ALDS flip play at the plate, Derek Jeter thinks Bobby is just bored, so he has to stir some crap up to pass the time. ESPN New York: "I'm indifferent, really," Jeter said on Wednesday in regards to comments Valentine made regarding the famous "flip play" Jeter made at home plate against the Oakland...

Valentine showed in high school days he has what it takes to turn around Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla. — By being everywhere, Bobby Valentine is counting on the Red Sox going somewhere this season. The man was in constant motion from the time he rode his bike on an hour-long loop just to get to JetBlue Park early yesterday morning. He bounced from field to field...

Valentine already taking jabs at Yankees (AP)

Bobby Valentine has only been wearing a Boston Red Sox uniform for about two weeks and he's already taking a few jabs at the archrival New York Yankees. Many thought that the outspoken manager's arrival in Boston could add even more spice to one of the most heated rivalries in professional sports, and it hasn't taken long for that to hold true.

A-Rod, Jeter not taking bait over Valentine's jabs (Yahoo! Sports)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) On the final day of February, Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter were dragged into the first Yankees-Red Sox stir of the year.

Joe Maddon's Comments Regarding Bobby Valentine's Alcohol Ban Show Red Sox-Rays Rivalry Heating Up (Video)

There's been some backlash following the news that Bobby Valentine is banning alcohol from the Red Sox clubhouse. But none of it is from the people who it impacts most. Rather than Valentine's players speaking out against the ban, it's those from the outside looking in, including former Sox skipper Terry Francona and Rays manager Joe Maddon. Francona called the ban a...

Bobby Valentine Attacks the Yankees - The Spin Starts Here

So take it from a Mets fan who knows Bobby V's act - the devil is in the details.

Minka Kelly trading Jeter's Yankees cap for a Fez

It sounds like Derek Jeter won't need an extra toothbrush in his St. Petersburg mansion during spring training this year.  The New York Daily News reported that the New York Yankees former squeeze Minka Kelly was spotted being squired around a Hollywood club by Wilmer Valderrama— better known as the character Fez on "That '70's Show." Sources told the...

The Bobby Valentine Quote Machine will keep us busy

Spring training is barely underway and new Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has already upset a bunch of folks.He has exchanged barbs with his predecessor, Terry Francona. He aggravated Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter while reminiscing about his hallmark defensive play in the 2001 ALDS.He zinged Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, noting that former Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek...

Yanks need aging stars to produce

They call it the young man's game and for good reason. The post-steroids industry has fallen in love with run-prevention, which is to say, pitching-and-defense is the new three-run HR. Every GM has the same prototype of the ideal asset, too: under 30 and under contract control. Look no further than the Rays for a vision of the future. But that doesn't mean everyone is following...

A-Rod, Jeter not taking bait

Alex Rodriguez laughed off Bobby Valentine's comments about his 2004 scrap with Jason Varitek, then made a brief statement and ducked through the crowd of reporters surrounding his locker.

Francona calls beer ban 'a PR move'

HBT: Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona is not all that impressed with Bobby Valentine's ban on beer in the clubhouse this season.
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