Found November 21, 2011 on Seattle Times:
The Boston Red Sox said they were looking for a different voice in the clubhouse when they let Terry Francona walk after the worst September collapse in major league history. Enter Bobby Valentine.
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"I think maybe there was a comfort zone there that got to be too much of a comfort zone and I think that while Bobby will be very careful about how he goes about the Boston job, I think he will rattle some cages, and I don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing.” -Peter Gammons on Bobby Valentine as manager.
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