Originally posted on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 5/8/12

Cody Ross was on the Mut & Merloni show today, where he had this to say about manager Bobby Valentine:

"We all came in with an open mind and so did he," Ross said. "He's been great, he's very energetic, he wants us all to succeed and tries to put us all in the best possible situation. It's been tough for him, too, they've got to him quite a bit. But he's handled it well and he's encouraging. He's picking us up all the time, telling us we'll get through it. It's all positive stuff, which is good. It's what we need from our leader."

Picking them up?  Telling them they'll get through it?  Is he running a major league ballclub or the green room for the Dr. Phil show?

And how mentally weak is this team that they constantly need positive affirmations to make it through the day?  Has anyone seen any pictures of the clubhouse since Bobby took over?  Am I right to suspect that the hallways are lined with kitten-themed inspirational posters? 

How many consecutive questions can I ask myself?

And I like Cody Ross, too.  He's got a lot more Trot than JD running through his veins.  But this quote saddens me on so many levels.

If Jason Varitek were still alive, none of this would have ever happened.

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