Originally written October 04, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Bobby Valentine lasted one season in Boston.The Red Sox announced via Twitter that the beleaguered skipper won't return in 2013, one day after the team concluded a 93-loss season "Our 2012 season was disappointing for many reasons," Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said in a statement. "No single issue is the reason, and no single individual is to blame." Valentine, 62, becomes the first scapegoat for a season that seemed doomed from the start. He was hired in December amid an organizational turnover that saw manager Terry Francona and general manager Theo Epstein not return. Valentine quickly alienated the clubhouse, beginning in April when he said fan favorite Kevin Youkilis wasn't "as physically or emotionally into the game as he has been in the past for some reason." Later in the season, players went to ownership to lodge formal complaints. On Wednesday, Valentine told reporters that he "had every opportunity to succeed...
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