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“State Of The Sox” is a weekly Friday piece detailing where the Red Sox currently stand in Major League Baseball and whether or not they can be successful going forward. We apologize if, at times, it comes across as a bit harsh.
Oh, to be the Baltimore Orioles right now….beautiful ballpark that doesn’t double as a “living museum,” a team that plays hard, strong pitching, a pennant race, meaningful games with the Yankees, a manager who doesn’t threaten to punch a prominent radio host in the mouth on the air.
It must be nice.
Why, oh why is Bobby Valentine still managing the Boston Red Sox. Every day – and that’s not an exaggeration – he does or says something to embarrass the franchise and diminish the reputation of one of the most storied baseball teams in history. With every stupid thing that he does, a little piece of the Red Sox dies. We’re going to look back on this season 20 years from now and not be able to explain to our children who Bobby Valentine was, why he was hired by the
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Bobby Valentine needed only one word to describe his first -- and possibly only -- season as manager of the Boston Red Sox. "Miserable." Valentine's weekly radio interview with WEEI in Boston turned heated Wednesday when he defended himself against the suggestion by co-host Glenn Ordway that he has "checked out" with four weeks remaining in the season...
In the latest example of why Bobby Valentine was not a good fit for Boston, the Red Sox manager went off during a radio interview and told the host he’d punch him in the mouth.
Valentine was appearing on WEEI’s “The Big Show” and was asked by Glenn Ordway if he had checked out of the season. He didn’t respond kindly.
“What an embarrassing thing to say,” Valentine answered...
Bobby Valentine insisted he wasn't trying to be critical when he said his struggling Red Sox had ''the weakest roster we've ever had in September in the history of baseball.''
Two days after his latest inflammatory remark, Valentine tried to explain himself before Sunday's series finale against the Blue Jays, offering an unsolicited clarification at the...
And The Deathwatch Begins... Now10) Honestly thinks that anyone involved in this mess gives a fig about his integrity, or assumes that anyone who ever drew a paycheck from ESPN had it in the first place9) Said that his first season in Boston has been miserable, as if he's going to get a second8) Is threatening sports radio talk shows hosts with physical violence, as if he were...
Bobby Valentine dragged Joe Maddon’s name into the conversation during his contentious interview on WEEI on Wednesday, and the Rays manager has responded.
Valentine was defending himself for arriving to the ballpark later than usual for a recent game when he brought up Maddon. To make himself look better, he told the hosts that Rays manager Joe Maddon only arrives to the park...
I have said all along that it would extremely hypocritical if the Boston Red Sox are blaming the mutiny and unrest within its players on Bobby Valentine. The front office was the one which determined the players were in need of subordination and needed a no-nonsense person in charge. The players choice to undermine Valentine is and has been unacceptable and though it’s very possible...
Bobby Valentine did his weekly interview today on WEEI's The Big Show. Asked if he's 'checked out' of the season, V was none too pleased:
"What an embarrassing thing to say. If I were there right...
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Sports Illustrated cover boy Bobby Valentine exploded in his weekly radio interview with WEEI's The Big Show today. Glenn Ordway asked him about the public perception that he's given up on the team, citing his being late to the park for a game last week. Valentine lost it:
"What an embarrassing thing to say. If I were there right now, I'd punch you right in the...
If there wasn't any doubt that Boston Red Sox skipper Bobby Valentine has lost touch with reality, all you need to do is listen to his interview on The Big Show with Glenn Ordway and Michael Holley on WEEI earlier this afternoon to confirm it.
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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 -- The road woes have spilled into Fenway Park. After posting a 1-8 record on their recent West Coast swing, the Red Sox fell victim to another clunker. As has been the story recently...
While everyone was watching the Giants-Cowboys NFL regular season opener and then sleeping, the Red Sox lost 2-1 to the Mariners out in Seattle. The team finished their nine-game road trip by losing eight of nine games. The team is off today before hosting the Blue Jays for a weekend series at Fenway Park, which is sure to be interesting as as the Blue Jays manager is John Farrell...
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...
The Red Sox will almost certainly fire Bobby Valentine after the season and be in the market for a new manager. When he’s gone — which is expected to be when the season ends — whom will they target?
USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reports that Blue Jays manager John Farrell is at the top of their list, and that Angels manager Mike Scioscia is also high on their list. Here are...
8:10 p.m. ET: So how good does it feel to be coming off a win? There's lots of odd stuff still going on in Red Sox Nation, including manager Bobby Valentine's somewhat combative interview with WEEI earlier today, but winning a game and snapping the team's seven-game skid will likely do a lot to relieve some of the immediate tensions surrounding the organization. So, what...