Found September 13, 2012 on
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If the Boston Red Sox want to play spoiler over the final three weeks of the season, they're going to need to stop throwing out mediocre pitchers at the New York Yankees and their other AL East brethren not named the Toronto Blue Jays.
Of course that's pretty much what the Red Sox have in their starting rotation right now with the exception of Clay Buchholz and Jon Lester.
Once Aaron Cook lost his sinker last night, that was it for the Red Sox as the Yankees took advantage and went on to a 5-4 win over the local nine. It was a big win for the Yankees as it keep them even in the AL East race with the Baltimore Orioles who walked off with a win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
It wasn't all that bad for Cook in the early part of his start. In the first two innings, he had retired five of the first six batters on ground balls with the other being a strikeout. In the 3rd inning, he worked around a leadoff double by Eric Chavez by getting a ground out, a fly out and a strike...
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The Red Sox have had a poor season, and they've traded away many of their top players. The leftover roster is not something Bobby Valentine is proud of.
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...
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...
If you were to walk straight up to Bobby Valentine and say to his face that his first season as manager of the Boston Red Sox has been a colossal failure and opine that the skipper has mentally checked out, if past history is any indication, there’s a good chance he’d threaten to punch you right [...]
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...
How combative have things gotten between the local media and Bobby Valentine? On Wednesday, Bobby V. wore boxing gloves to an interview. It was the manager's way of having a little fun with WEEI co-hosts Glenn Ordway and Michael Holley during his weekly conversation on The Big Show. Last week, you'll remember, Valentine jokingly told Ordway he would punch the Big O in the...
BOSTON -- One day later, Alfredo Aceves remains on the team. It appears that will be the case for the remainder of the 2012 season. Despite disrespecting Bobby Valentine on Wednesday -- by refusing to look him in the eye or give him the baseball –– the Red Sox skipper confirmed Aceves would stay on the roster. But that doesn't mean Valentine isn't disappointed in his...
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...
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 -- Even in losses, the Red Sox resort to finding victories. Although the Yankees blanked the Red Sox 2-0 on Thursday, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine beamed with pride about starter...
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...
Although he's a Philadelphia native, Bill Cosby adopted Massachusetts as his second home after attending UMass-Amherst in the 1970s while earning his master's degree. The comedy icon spent last Saturday at Gillette Stadium, rooting on his alma mater in its first football game as a Division I FBS school. Unfortunately, the Minutemen were beaten handily by Indiana, 45-6. Cosby...
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...