Found August 16, 2012 on The Scores Report:
PLAYERS: Bobby Valentine
Things certainly have not improved in Boston since Bobby Valentine was hired last year. There are rumblings that he should be fired, but Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe makes a compelling case that the problems run much deeper in Boston and have more to do with a coddled roster.
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Yahoo!: Anti-Valentine regiment met with owners about manager

Jeff Passan of Yahoo! has a juicy, gossip-filled article about the unrest on Yawkey Way. It culminates around a meeting that took place in July at the behest of a group of Red Sox players, including Adrian Gonzalez and Dustin Pedroia, at which they expressed displeasure with many of Bobby Valentine's tactics. Gonzalez and Dustin Pedroia were among the most vocal in the meeting...

Red Sox' Sixth-Inning Breakdown an Apt Metaphor for Fast-Unravelling Season

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 the best Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. It was just a routine, sixth-inning back-to-the-box ground ball which should have yielded an inning-ending double play. Baltimore Orioles star center fielder Adam Jones hit a one-bouncer...

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Difficult Days

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Bonus Quote of the Day

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08-15 Richard Justice

MLB.com columnist Richard Justice joins Rob and Amy to discuss Stephen Strasburg's pitching count and the swirling rumors about Bobby Valentine's jobs security.
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