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Color me shocked that Boston Red Sox skipper Bobby Valentine wasn't fired yesterday. It was the perfect time to do it.
There's no way he's going to be back next season so with the Red Sox off yesterday before the New York Yankees come to town, it was a good time to do it. But nope, it DID NOT happen.
It makes you wonder what kind of dirt that Valentine has on the Red Sox ownership group/front office. There's no reason for him to be at the helm anymore.
Everytime you see him, he looks defeated like a child when he/she loses his/her favorite stuffed animal. The words that come out of his mouth in his pre and post-game press conferences don't make sense. Whether jokingly or not, last week he threatened to punch Glenn Ordway of WEEI's "The Big Show" in the mouth for a question he asked.
It's time for him to go.
The Red Sox do have the opportunity to play spoiler as 18 of their final 21 games come against their AL East brethren that are involv...
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Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has plenty of critics. Fans are quick to pin this year's problems on him. Members of the team have disliked or discouraged him. Analysts and pundits will talk about everything he's done wrong. But, for all the vitriol that can be sent Valentine's way, he remains untouchable in one area. No one can fault this man for the raw fire, passion...
BOSTON –– There's no doubt Bobby Valentine wants to atone for this season. Heading into Tuesday's game, the Red Sox were stuck in the American League East basement, saddled with a 63-78 record and 16 1/2 games out of first place. They have resorted to playing a spoiler role against their remaining opponents. Even so, Valentine –– who is signed to a two-year contract...
The general consensus among those close to the Red Sox is that Bobby Valentine won't survive in Boston long enough to see the second year of his contract. One person, however, thinks there's a chance that Valentine may be back in 2013. NESN analyst Jerry Remy made his weekly WEEI radio appearance Wednesday morning joining The Dennis and Callahan Morning Show, and he said...
BOSTON -- Eleven years later, Bobby Valentine still feels the pain. When terrorists attacked the Twin Towers on September 11, 2011 in New York, Valentine was in the middle of the tragedy. Then the manager of the New York Mets, he immersed himself in the community in an attempt to help. Valentine made frequent visits to the site of the disaster. There, he consoled a firehouse in Queens...
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. BOSTON -- Apparently, the Red Sox still have a pulse. Despite dropping 11 of their last 13 contests, the Red Sox rose to the occasion and knocked the Yankees one step closer to falling from...
If you fire Bobby Valentine at the end of the 2012 season, what exactly was the point of hiring him in the first place?
Valentine has been in this game for a very long time and he has been in more pressure packed situations than the one he’s in right now.
The Red Sox are in a rebuilding mode as evidenced by trading a couple hundred million dollars worth of contracts; Josh...
BOSTON -- With two men aboard in the ninth, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine made a trek to the mound. At that point in Sunday's 4-3 loss, Valentine wanted to check on starter Clay Buchholz's status, considering he was on pace to throw a complete game. Valentine was prepping for the possibility of inserting a reliever. "I wanted to make sure he believed like I did that...
Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine and outfielder Cody Ross were ejected for arguing a called third strike to end the eighth inning of Wednesday night's game against the New York Yankees.
Ross was called out by home plate umpire Alfonso Marquez with a runner on second. Ross began arguing strenuously, and he was ejected before Valentine and the other coaches could get to...
In what can be described only as the worst-kept secret in the Boston Red Sox's clubhouse, manager Bobby Valentine admitted Sunday that David Ortiz almost certainly will be shut down for the duration of the season. "I would assume so," Valentine said. Ortiz has returned to wearing a protective boot on his right foot after aggravating his strained right Achilles tendon...
See? Bobby Valentine was joking all along. One week after threatening to punch radio host Glenn Ordway "right in the mouth" during his weekly radio appearance on WEEI's The Big Show, Valentine reported to his next appointment, which Ordway described as a "lovefest," with a pair of boxing gloves in tow. "I got your lovefest right here," Valentine...
By this point you’re probably aware of the incident at Bobby Valentine’s press conference yesterday involving Rich Shertenlieb of 98.5 The Sports Hub.
For some background, yesterday Toucher and Rich talked about how the media does not ask the questions that the fans would like asked at these sort of press conferences. Rich announced his intention of taking a listener question...
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. BOSTON –– During Tuesday's walk-off win, the Red Sox displayed an outpouring of emotion. A day later, in Wednesday's 5-4 loss, the team endured various other emotions, with tempers...
Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine is getting the chance to be creative with his lineup card as the season winds down. With David Ortiz unlikely to return anytime soon and the roster comparatively thin thanks to minor league call-ups, Valentine has been trying players in different spots and looking for a winning combination. The last week or so of experimenting hasn't had much to...
8 a.m. ET: If the New York Yankees were expecting to come into town and have the Boston Red Sox lay down dead for them on their way to a postseason berth, clearly the Sox had other plans. After taking Tuesday's series opener in walkoff fashion, The Red Sox showed a lot of fire in losing to the Bronx Bombers 5-4 on Wednesday, with both Cody Ross and manager Bobby Valentine getting...