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Eleven months after rejecting Dale Sveum over lunch, the Red Sox [team stats] fired Bobby Valentine at breakfast.
The morning after the Red Sox completed their worst season in 47
years, Valentine met for nearly two hours with ownership and general
manager Ben Cherington at team president Larry Lucchino’s
house in Brookline. It was there the beleaguered manager was informed,
to no one’s surprise, that he would be dismissed after only 308 days and
with approximately $2.5 million remaining on his two-year contract.
And thus, the ignominious Bobby V era is over.
“As we got to the end of the year and looked toward 2013,” Cherington said later at Fenway Park [map],
“we just felt like a fresh start in the manager’s office was needed to
really be able to move forward and hit the reset button and start to
build a culture that will hopefully make us a more competitive team, a
winning team, over time.”
Herald - Change of Sox needed
I'm thrilled the Red Sox let Bobby go as quickly as they did.
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