Found August 20, 2012 on Eye On Sports with Eric Williams:
Bobby Valentine has a sandpaper-like personality
that doesn't work very well in today's MLB.
I don’t want to sound like a braggadocios *******, (I guess it just comes naturally) but I told MLB baseball fans  - and Boston Red Sox management – that they really dropped the ball in a big way by hiring hard-nosed (unlikable) manager Bobby Valentine to replace beloved skipper Terry Francona.
Now, it appears as though Bobby V’s time in Beantown may be coming to an end just after the close of the 2012 regular season, mostly because Valentine still has a way of ticking off people – even when he’s not trying to intentionally.
Reports today indicate that at least a dozen (that’s all?) Boston Red Sox players met with team ownership in July to express their desire to see Bobby V get the ax as soon as possible.
Personally, I never saw the sense in Boston’s hiring of Valentine in the first place ad nor do I see it now. When you have a bunch of veteran players that clearly need a calming influence, why bring in a guy whose career calling card has been screaming and making inflammatory comments to and about, his own players?
Valentine was a horrible fit for the Bosox from the beginning and today’s it’s clearer than ever that he has to go. Now, I honestly can say he’s not responsible for Boston’s mediocre play this season, no that still falls on the players in my estimation.
However, when guys don’t even want to take the field to play because of an overly aggressive (borderline nuts) manager, then that is part of the problem – and the reason Bobby Valentine has to go, whether right or wrong!

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