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The Yankees 4-3 victory in extra innings over Boston last night one of their best regular season wins in a long time. Not only did it stick another dagger into the hearts their hated rival (and Bobby Valentine), it kept the Orioles a game back in the AL East. With the new Wild Card play-in game, this division title means more than any other since 1996, but you wouldn’t have known it by listening to the crowd.
I have long criticized Yankees fans since they moved across the street to the new Yankee Stadium. Many nights there is little to no energy throughout the games. Even before the Sox slide into the second division, Yankees-Red Sox was featuring empty seats and fans leaving early. It’s not the fans fault that Randy Levine and company have decided to make the new ballpark a study in class segregation, but that doesn’t excuse the masses for sitting on their hands during a classic game.
To be fair, the poor weather did keep a large chunk of the 41, 564 away. Those that did show up ha...
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The Boston Red Sox announced Thursday that after a disappointing season, Bobby Valentine will not be returning as the team's skipper.
BOSTON -- Yes, Larry Lucchino will shoulder a portion of the blame. During the managerial search last offseason, the Red Sox team president urged general manager Ben Cherington to interview Bobby Valentine for the managerial vacancy. On Thursday night, he admitted to nudging Cherington in that direction. But the final decision, Lucchino insisted, was universally agreed upon. "...
The tumultuous one-year tenure of Bobby Valentine in Boston is over. The Red Sox were awful under the polarizing manager, and the 2012 season was...
The turbulent flight in which the Red Sox’ 2012 season has been aboard is hovering over the runaway and will soon, and finally, land on it in preparation for what will hopefully be a more robust voyage come next season when the conclusion of tonight’s game against the Yankees becomes reality. But before they [...]
Our long standing New England nightmare is over. Wait, you mean Bobby Valentine hasn't been fired as of 9:55 a.m.? Okay then.
One of our long standing New England nightmares is over. The 2012 season has finally come to a close for the Boston Red Sox after the New York Yankees bent them over their knee last night and spanked the crap out of them to clinch the AL East.
Can you think of a more appropriate ending to the disastrous season the Red Sox have had than Bobby Valentine crashing his bicycle while reading a text message from Dustin Pedroia? Neither can we. While we certainly don’t want to see anyone get hurt, that’s the situation the world has presented us with.According to the New York Times, Valentine — an avid cyclist — was riding...
BOSTON -- This time around, the managerial search will be drastically different. Not just in terms of time, considering the Red Sox didn't hire Bobby Valentine until December. Given the different circumstances around the team, general manager Ben Cherington and president Larry Lucchino won't solely harp on a candidate's experience. With a roster oozing with All-Stars...
During his weekly appearance on WEEI's The Big Show, Bobby Valentine made comments about feeling undermined by members of his coaching staff on Wednesday. Obviously the media was going to bring up those comments during the manager's pregame interview. Valentine handled the questions well and refused to give the press anything they could run with. Reporters also asked Valentine...
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. The Red Sox are fielding weaker lineups by the day. With Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury out, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine was forced to start six players -- Pedro Ciriaco, Mauro Gomez...
After falling in extra innings last night, the Boston Red Sox will look to put a wrench in the AL East celebration plans of the New York Yankees tonight in their final game of their miserable 2012 season.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Yankees television market, you can catch the game...