Found February 28, 2012 on
Chicken, beer and two tetchy managers. Perfect for another season of discontent in Boston. Ray Ratto says pick a side, Red Sox fans, because the spat between Bobby Valentine and Terry Francona is just getting started.
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Bobby Valentine has only been Boston's manager for a few months, but he's not wasting any time going after the Yanks.
Former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona is a bit skeptical of the team's ban on alcohol in the clubhouse.
"I think it's a PR move," the now ESPN analyst said on the network's "Mike and Mike in the Morning" show.
"I think if a guy wants a beer, he can probably get one. You know, it's kind of the old rule ... If your coach in football...
FORT MYERS, Fla. â€” By being everywhere, Bobby Valentine is counting on the Red Sox going somewhere this season.
The man was in constant motion from the time he rode his bike on an hour-long loop just to get to JetBlue Park early yesterday morning. He bounced from field to field...
Bobby Valentine has only been wearing a Boston Red Sox uniform for about two weeks and he's already taking a few jabs at the archrival New York Yankees. Many thought that the outspoken manager's arrival in Boston could add even more spice to one of the most heated rivalries in professional sports, and it hasn't taken long for that to hold true.
In reaction to Valentine's criticism of his 2001 ALDS flip play at the plate, Derek Jeter thinks Bobby is just bored, so he has to stir some crap up to pass the time.
ESPN New York:
"I'm indifferent, really," Jeter said on Wednesday in regards to comments Valentine made regarding the famous "flip play" Jeter made at home plate against the Oakland...
There's been some backlash following the news that Bobby Valentine is banning alcohol from the Red Sox clubhouse. But none of it is from the people who it impacts most. Rather than Valentine's players speaking out against the ban, it's those from the outside looking in, including former Sox skipper Terry Francona and Rays manager Joe Maddon. Francona called the ban a...
HBT: Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona is not all that impressed with Bobby Valentine's ban on beer in the clubhouse this season.
Spring training is barely underway and new Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has already upset a bunch of folks.He has exchanged barbs with his predecessor, Terry Francona. He aggravated Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter while reminiscing about his hallmark defensive play in the 2001 ALDS.He zinged Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, noting that former Red Sox catcher Jason Varitekâ...
So take it from a Mets fan who knows Bobby V's act - the devil is in the details.
Alex Rodriguez laughed off Bobby Valentine's comments about his 2004 scrap with Jason Varitek, then made a brief statement and ducked through the crowd of reporters surrounding his locker.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) On the final day of February, Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter were dragged into the first Yankees-Red Sox stir of the year.