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Valentine already tweaking the Yankees

Bobby Valentine has only been wearing a Boston Red Sox uniform for about two weeks. That isn't stopping him from taking a few jabs at the archrival New York Yankees in pinstripes already. Valentine grinned a little on Tuesday when he recalled how retired Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek ''beat up'' Yankees star Alex Rodriguez during a confrontation in 2004. He...

Del talks Bobby Valentine and the Red Sox with ESPN 1420 in Honolulu

With spring training upon us and football season in hibernation until the fall, Del joined Bobby Curran of ESPN 1420 in Honolulu on Thursday to talk some baseball. As you all know, the always-outspoken Bobby Valentine has been blowing up headlines already with his jab at Derek Jeter, alcohol-free clubhouse policy, and mini verbal war with Terry Francona. As for the Red Sox themselves...

Valentine already tweaking the Yankees

Bobby Valentine has only been wearing a Boston Red Sox uniform for about two weeks. That isn't stopping him from taking a few jabs at the archrival New York Yankees in pinstripes already.

New hot rivalry: Rangers vs. Angels

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, new to his job but a voluble veteran, tried to roil the rival Yankees this week with provocations relating to events of 2004 and 2001. It was sad, really. In years gone by, Trot Nixon and Kevin Millar would arrive at spring training and serve up juicy quotes about how Alex Rodriguez wasn't a true Yankee. Now the best the Red Sox can offer is...

A-Rod and Jeter respond to Valentine comments

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- 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.

Ortiz will get some work at first base tomorrow

(Photo: Boston Herald) The only time David Ortiz has to play first base in during inter-league play so he doesn't sit too long. Bobby Valentine is switching everything up so he might as well give Ortiz the work at first right out of the gate. CSNNE: When the Sox play their first exhibition games of the spring Saturday, Ortiz will be the first baseman in the nightcap of...

Darnell McDonald Ready to Assist in Red Sox Outfield, Adjusting to Bobby Valentine's 'Shag-Free' Camp

FORT MYERS, Fla. –– Darnell McDonald didn't train with any more urgency this offseason. When the outfielder first received word of Carl Crawford's wrist surgery in January, he didn't overthink the situation. The 33-year-old just kept his routine the same, patiently biding his time. "Every offseason, I try to put myself in the best situation to help contribute...

A-Rod, Jeter not taking bait from Valentine

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.

Valentine admits he was wrong on Jeter's flip

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine stands corrected on Derek Jeter's flip play from the 2001 American League Division Series against the Oakland Athletics. After conferring with Gary Tuck, his catching instructor who used to work with the Yankees, Valentine retracted his assertion that Jeter and the Yankees couldn't have practiced such a play.

Ozzie Guillen Uses Some Colorful Language to Explain His One Rule Regarding National Anthem

Bobby Valentine has made news in Red Sox camp by instituting a new ban on booze in the Boston clubhouse. Another new manager, on the other hand, isn't one for making rules -- except for one big exception. New Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen is one of the bigs' most colorful managers, thanks in large part to his obscenity-spewing mouth. He went off on another rant Tuesday...

Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez respond to Bobby Valentine’s criticism

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David Ortiz to Play First Base in Exhibition Game Against Boston College, Jon Lester to Start Against Northeastern

FORT MYERS, Fla. –– Bobby Valentine has already written up the lineup for Saturday's exhibition games against Northeastern and Boston College. And that isn't a typo in the second lineup. David Ortiz will be playing first base in the second spring training game, possibly another example of Valentine planning for down the road. Here are the complete lineups for Saturday...

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.

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.
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