Found March 13, 2012 on Fox Sports:
Bobby Valentine smiled his big, wide smile, surrounded by media, talking about the Red Sox and the Yankees. Baseball's hottest rivalry gets a new provocateur this year. ''The intensity will be interesting. Looking forward to it? Who knows?'' he said. Valentine stood in the third base dugout at Steinbrenner Field before his Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 1-0 Tuesday night in the first of two meaningless spring training meetings that serve as an appetizer for the 18 bitter, tense and often lengthy games during the regular season. Left hand in his pants pocket, right hand twirling sunglasses, he spoke of succeeding Terry Francona after Boston's September collapse, of managing against the Yankees during his days with the Mets, of watching the teams meet during his time as a television analyst. ''It will be more than I expect and probably some of what I felt from the outside,'' he said. ''I've been in both Joe Girardi'...
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Bobby Valentine joins baseball's hottest rivalry

Bobby Valentine smiled his big, wide smile, surrounded by media, talking about the Red Sox and the Yankees. Baseball's hottest rivalry gets a new provocateur this year. Valentine stood in the third base dugout at Steinbrenner Field before Tuesday night's exhibition game between his Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, the first of two meaningless spring training meetings...

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Bobby Valentine responds to Ozzie Guillen’s ‘Go and (bleep) himself’ comment

It’s only mid-March and two MLB managers are already engaging in a slightly immature war of words. Granted, one of the managers is the colorfully verbose Miami Marlins skipper Ozzie Guillen, and the other is a guy who has always loved the sound of his own voice, new Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine. Valentine [...]

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