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DATELINE: HUMOR! Experts that felt the Boston Red Sox were one of the all-time great teams during preseason last year have abandoned ship. This season experts are looking askance at the Boston Red Sox. Perhaps it has something to do with playing in a park that was dedicated the day the Titanic sailed into oblivion exactly 100 years ago. Experts may have also been put off by the new advertising initiative that features a couple of less controversial players talking about how winning takes “everything.” Last time we checked with Hilary Clinton, it takes a village, you idiots. The Red Sox may want to return to the thrilling days of the Village Idiots (not the Village People) who won the World Series in 2004. Since ESPN media experts never like insiders in baseball who know more than they, the sports network dismisses former ESPN expert Bobby Valentine who now thinks ESPN experts are idiots. Many experts won’t say that Ben Cherington, the new GM of the Sox, has all the old foibles of t...

Bobby Valentine 'Felt the Start of Something New' With Red Sox on Opening Day

Bobby Valentine may be calling the shots for the Red Sox this season, but on Opening Day Valentine felt like just another one of the guys. After spending 10 seasons in the broadcast booth, Valentine returned to the field on Thursday to kick off the 2012 regular season with the Red Sox. Before the game, the 62-year-old manager said he could definitely feel the jitters of Opening Day...

Report: Bobby Valentine to Make Weekly Appearances on 'The Michael Kay Show'

Throughout his first spring training as Red Sox manager, Bobby Valentine hasn't shied away from expressing his opinion on the Yankees. Now, he'll get the chance to speak directly to New York's fanbase all season, as the Boston skipper signed a deal to make weekly appearances on ESPN-1050's The Michael Kay Show, the New York Daily News reported on Wednesday. "...

Bobby Valentine Felt the Flutter of Opening Day Excitement, Ready for Season (Video)

The Boston Red Sox kicked off the 2012 season with a tough loss in Detroit on Thursday. The players seemed a bit timid to start the game, maybe caught up with some Opening Day butterflies. If Boston was excited heading into the start of the regular season, well they certainly weren't alone. Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine explained that he "felt like one of the guys"...

Valentine says Beckett won't miss any starts

From ESPN Boston: FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said he "totally" expects No. 2 starter Josh Beckett to make his scheduled start Saturday in Detroit, despite a right thumb injury he will be examined for in San Antonio. "He's had a little situation that he's taking care of today -- just for peace of mind," Valentine said.Valentine...

Bailey Headed to DL

Andrew Bailey will miss the start of the season with a thumb injury and will be placed on the DL.  Bobby Valentine is going to go with one closer, not a closer by committee to replace Bailey but he did not announce who that might be when he met with reporters today.  Valentine's only update on Beckett was that he expects him to make the start on Saturday.

Bobby Valentine To Do Weekly Spot On NY Radio

Posted by the New York Daily News sports media columnist: #bbpBox_187524163630678016 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_187524163630678016 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }Bobby Valentine signs with ESPN-1050 for weekly segment with M Kay. RedSox mgr vs Yankees TV voice. Starts today. Should be interesting.about 1 hour ago via Twitter for iPhoneReplyRetweetFavorite...

Bobby V on ESPN 1050 Each Week, What Do You Think?

In an interesting turn of media events, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has signed up for a weekly segment with Michael Kay on ESPN 1050. The news was broken by Daily News media columnist Bob Raissman. I have never heard of an out of town manager having a weekly segment on an opposing city’s station. In a way, this is a revolutionary move by ESPN. We all know that WFAN and Mike...

Andrew Bailey 'Possibly' Out for Months, According to Bobby Valentine

WASHINGTON -- The fortunes of the Boston Red Sox pitching staff took a detour Tuesday through Cleveland, where ace Josh Beckett and closer Andrew Bailey were both having second opinions on thumb injuries. Beckett is expected to OK, while Bailey could miss much of the season. "The good news for us is that their situations don't seem to be the same," manager Bobby Valentine...

Ben Cherington to Appear on Dennis and Callahan on Thursday Morning

The Boston Red Sox have seemingly been stuck in a state of chaos since the end of last season. First, it was clubhouse concerns during the end of the 2011 season. Then came new manager Bobby Valentine. And now, flashy new closer Andrew Bailey is down for a few months with a thumb injury and Josh Beckett could be joining him. Thankfully, general manager Ben Cherington is on the case...

Alfredo Aceves Named Red Sox Closer in Andrew Bailey's Absence

Bobby Valentine has named Alfredo Aceves the team's closer while Andrew Bailey rehabs from thumb surgery. The manager made the announcement on Wednesday, just one day before the team opens up the 2012 season in Detroit against the Tigers. Aceves went 10-2 in 55 appearances last year (four starts) and posted a 2.61 ERA. He has four career saves (two in 2011) in 114 career games.

Happy Opening Day! Er… Third Opening Day.

‘What’s to-day?’ cried Scrooge, calling downward to a boy in Sunday clothes, who perhaps had loitered in to look about him. ‘Eh?’ returned the boy, with all his might of wonder. ‘What’s to-day, my fine fellow?’ said Scrooge. ‘To-day?’ replied the boy. ‘Why, Christmas Day.’ — Charles Dickens, 1843 “Happy opening day,” Bobby Valentine says, and then he...

David Ortiz Batting Cleanup, Ryan Sweeney Hits Sixth As Red Sox Open Season in Detroit

Bobby Valentine's first Red Sox lineup is short on surprises, and a little heavy on left-handed bats, as his club gets set to take on right-hander Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers on Thursday in the Motor City. Designated hitter David Ortiz will do something he did just 22 times last season, when he mans the cleanup spot for Boston against the Tigers. With Ortiz penciled...

Curt Schilling undercuts Valentine

Curt Schilling has become one of the most bombastic former players ever. The former pitcher seems intent on flapping his gums and being as controversial as possible. He has become the Rush Limbaugh of ex-players. And that is just fine. It is a free country and people can say what they want. But what he recently said about his former team and the Red Sox' new manager went over...
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