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The Boston Red Sox had the perfect chance to make things interesting in the AL East last night.
A 3-1 lead over the New York Yankees in the 9th inning with the Baltimore Orioles having already won their game. They had their closer Andrew Bailey on the mound.
But two batters in, the game was tied at 3-3 after Bailey gave up a leadoff single to Curtis Granderson and then a two-run pinch-hit home run by Raul Ibanez. It didn't stop there though as Bailey loaded up the bases after retiring Ichiro Suzuki for the first out.
Hopefully former Red Sox skipper in a day or two Bobby Valentine went to the bullpen and pulled his closer for Mark Melancon. As Red Sox fans on Twitter gasped at the call, Melancon proved them all wrong by retiring Mark Teixeira on short fly ball to center and then got Robinson Cano to ground out to end the inning and prolong the game.
The Sox had a chance to take the lead in the 11th with their former 2004 World Series hero on the mound for the Yankees in D...
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The Boston Red Sox announced Thursday that after a disappointing season, Bobby Valentine will not be returning as the team's skipper.
The Red Sox took the mound at a Yankee Stadium in a day where it seemed to always be threatening to rain. The game was covered in a cold mist as the game continued. Jon Lester was on the mound for the Sox for his last outing of the season.
Lester got a lead before he even took the mound tonight. Ellsbury hit a leadoff single and then he came home on an RBI double by Dustin...
BOSTON -- Yes, Larry Lucchino will shoulder a portion of the blame. During the managerial search last offseason, the Red Sox team president urged general manager Ben Cherington to interview Bobby Valentine for the managerial vacancy. On Thursday night, he admitted to nudging Cherington in that direction. But the final decision, Lucchino insisted, was universally agreed upon. "...
The tumultuous one-year tenure of Bobby Valentine in Boston is over. The Red Sox were awful under the polarizing manager, and the 2012 season was...
The turbulent flight in which the Red Sox’ 2012 season has been aboard is hovering over the runaway and will soon, and finally, land on it in preparation for what will hopefully be a more robust voyage come next season when the conclusion of tonight’s game against the Yankees becomes reality. But before they [...]
Our long standing New England nightmare is over. Wait, you mean Bobby Valentine hasn't been fired as of 9:55 a.m.? Okay then.
One of our long standing New England nightmares is over. The 2012 season has finally come to a close for the Boston Red Sox after the New York Yankees bent them over their knee last night and spanked the crap out of them to clinch the AL East.
Can you think of a more appropriate ending to the disastrous season the Red Sox have had than Bobby Valentine crashing his bicycle while reading a text message from Dustin Pedroia? Neither can we. While we certainly don’t want to see anyone get hurt, that’s the situation the world has presented us with.According to the New York Times, Valentine — an avid cyclist — was riding...
BOSTON -- This time around, the managerial search will be drastically different. Not just in terms of time, considering the Red Sox didn't hire Bobby Valentine until December. Given the different circumstances around the team, general manager Ben Cherington and president Larry Lucchino won't solely harp on a candidate's experience. With a roster oozing with All-Stars...
During his weekly appearance on WEEI's The Big Show, Bobby Valentine made comments about feeling undermined by members of his coaching staff on Wednesday. Obviously the media was going to bring up those comments during the manager's pregame interview. Valentine handled the questions well and refused to give the press anything they could run with. Reporters also asked Valentine...
Junichi Tazawa deserves a spot in the Red Sox bullpen in 2013.
Today the Red Sox fired manager Bobby Valentine. That was a surprise to no one as the team has it’s worst season since 1966. Valentine may have been brought in as just a flashy name and pose as damage control. Well more drama happened this season than an episode of Jersey Shore. Between the players not liking...
Editor's note: NESN.com is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine's words. Each game day, we will select a Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. The Red Sox are fielding weaker lineups by the day. With Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury out, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine was forced to start six players -- Pedro Ciriaco, Mauro Gomez...