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Well look who’s come crawling back as he begins his public relations
cleanup campaign, Bobby Valentine. Apparently Bobby realized that all the
negative publicity headed his way was, in fact, due to his own stupidity. Perhaps I’ve
been a little harsh on the former Red Sox manager but it’s about time he
realizes all those verbal tirades against his former team were doing more damage
to his image than to the Red Sox.
How does Bobby V. begin the process of redemption in Boston?
He started by kissing the butt of his biggest critic both publicly and privately,
David Ortiz. I've got a question for you Bobby: In the quizzical voice of one Pedro Martinez, who's your Boston "daddy" now? The answer: David Ortiz.
In an interview on
'The Diehards' Thursday on Boston's NBC Sports Radio, Valentine had this
to say about the long-time Red Sox first baseman/designated hitter.
know what, (when) he played last year, he was the MVP of the league, I
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Well, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em — or, if you’re Bobby Valentine, put on imitation MLB jerseys and laugh along with those who have enjoyed seeing you get fired throughout the years. Valentine is the star of a new CBS Sports Fantasy Baseball commercial, where he — described on-screen as a “famous baseball manager” — recounts how he’s been fired a lot in his...
Say what you will about Bobby Valentine and his inability to hold a job in professional baseball, but the man clearly has a sense of humor. Valentine’s career with the Boston Red Sox lasted about as long as most of us expected and went about as well as we would have imagined, so he decided to take a safer job as the athletic director at Sacred Heart University this year. It would...
Although unable to perform in the Grapefruit League with a sore right Achilles tendon, Boston remains optimistic that juicehead designated hitter David Ortiz will be ready for Opening Day on April 1 when the Red Sox visit Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. The 37-year-old Ortiz, who made his Major League Baseball debut with the Minnesota Twins in September 1997 and inked a free agent contract...
David Ortiz has appeared on these "pages" more than just about any other player. For four straight years there was the ongoing debate about whether the Red Sox should extend him or not. At the beginning of that run, the answer was always no because of his size and his age. And sure enough, and with wisdom, the Red Sox kept bringing him back with only one year contracts...
Entering the offseason, the Boston Red Sox were expecting
veteran designated hitter David Ortiz to be healthy for Opening Day. However,
his recovery has gone slower than expected, leaving the Red Sox considering
potential alternatives, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com.
Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters that the concerns
over Ortiz’s health – specifically...
The Red Sox hoped David Ortiz would wake up today and pass his medical staff's running exam. While he did some light jogging, Ortiz mentioned that he still felt some pain associated with his lower leg. How did he feel?
I don’t think I can play like that.If it gets better and it doesn’t bother me that much, yes, I’ll probably be able to deal with it.
The next logical question...
If there’s one thing we’ve learned this spring training, it’s that David Ortiz‘s injury status can change at the drop of a hat.
Ortiz, who has had some good days and some bad days in his battle back from an Achilles injury, has experienced some discomfort. The Red Sox thus decided to send him for an MRI on both of his heels on Saturday.
“That’s where he’s been feeling...
Say what you want about Bobby Valentine, but at least he's got a sense of humor? I have a feeling a similar phone call will be coming from Sacred Heart in about a year.
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The No. 1 rule of spring training is to not get too high or too low on individual performances, as the games bear little resemblance to regular season action. That being said, as the Red Sox put up a goose egg on Friday, it was hard not to envision what life could be like without David Ortiz in the lineup.
The Red Sox are still optimistic that Ortiz will be ready for Opening Day...
Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout turned last year’s American League MVP voting into a two-horse race, but former Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine thinks someone else was in the discussion before an injury derailed his season.
Valentine spoke glowingly of David Ortiz in an interview on Boston’s NBC Sports Radio on Thursday, making it clear that he thinks Ortiz is as good as they come...
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The best-case scenario is that Ortiz’s injured Achilles’ stops
hurting, he sprints without a care in the world, and the Red Sox ride
his All-Star production deep into the heart of the pennant race.
Terry Francona sees Bobby Valentine’s bike riding and raises him a scooter.
The former Red Sox managers may share an affinity for alternate modes of transportation, but no injuries occurred for Francona while he was riding his scooter throughout Arizona. During spring training, the Cleveland Indians skipper has been foregoing a vehicle with four wheels, and instead opting for one...