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Bobby V

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The standing ovation Valentine received yesterday came as a rather unexpected feature to the sometimes hostile reception Valentine has gotten at Fenway this season.

Not many Sox fans blame him for all or even most of the club’s struggles. But he has borne his share of the frustration the fans feel about this year’s Sox squad.

So, in the wake of Saturday’s blockbuster deal, which was step one in the housecleaning process, Valentine gained a public endorsement.

At least he still gives a damn.

“I was still steaming, but (the fans) got the team excited when they got on their feet, the team wanted to keep them on their feet and that was good,” said Valentine after the 8-6 victory over the Royals. “I didn’t try to get kicked out there. I didn’t really get upset until I did get kicked out. Just voicing an opinion, we all have one.”

Herald: Stand up for Bobby

Did I really see that? Bobby Valentine got a standing ovation that wasn't sarcastic? It really is a new era in Boston!

It was such an awful call that it was time for Bobby to be Bobby and take out some aggression on umpire Dan Bellino. He got his money's worth and it was a beautiful thing to see. Despite all of the hell and chaos that has surrounded this team, Valentine still gives a damn. It says a lot about how much he loves baseball. 

Now that the Red Sox have been taken out of baseball purgatory by the Dodgers, the Sox have a team that better suits Valentine. He's best known for the 2000 Mets, a team that had no right to be in the World Series with that lineup, especially that outfield.

Now, I'm not saying that the Sox are lining themselves up to be a World Series favorite but with the second wild card around, a team will never be out of it. Valentine is a guy that likes to tinker a lot and get the best out of every player on the roster.  Get a couple good starters to bolster the rotation alongside a returning John Lackey with so much to prove and hey 2013 may not be so bad after all.

Globe: Positive start | Valentine ejected on Monday | Ortiz to mull options with Sox on Monday | Former Sox reflect | Herald: Time to call it for David Ortiz | Unheralded Ciriaco, mates lead Sox past Royals | All the guy does is win | CSNNE: Dos Pedro's | Doubront feels 'pretty good' after return to mound | Two longtime rivals help Boston sports years later | Gonzalez on his regrets in Boston | Buckley: Ortiz, Sox has potential to 'end badly' | Red Sox new faces beat Royals 8-6 | WEEI: Sox need to trade Pedroia | It had gone too far here | LaRussa stands by Valentine | 'Real sore' Ortiz meets with team officials


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Bobby Valentine's Fifth-Inning Ejection Helps to Spark Red Sox over Royals

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Point/Counterpoint: What Does Red Sox Roster Purging Say for Valentine’s Future?

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Bobby Valentine Recognizes Possibility of Shutting Down David Ortiz for Season

BOSTON –– The Red Sox already had a strict plan for David Ortiz. Before activating him off the disabled list, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine intended to play him every other day. Apparently, Valentine was too optimistic. After Friday's 4-3 win over the Royals, Ortiz complained of lingering pain and was visibly hobbling around the bases despite going 2-for-4 with two RBIs...

Red Sox Suspend Alfredo Aceves After Reliever Slammed Bobby Valentine's Office Door

BOSTON -- Alfredo Aceves has been suspended for conduct detrimental to the team. When the Red Sox opted to use Andrew Bailey for a four-out save in Friday's 4-3 win over the Royals, Aceves -- the team's closer this season -- was furious. After the game, he stormed into Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine's office for a heated talk. Aceves wound up leaving the room and slammed...

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On Saturday, the Mega Deal went down. Th e Boston Red Sox traded stars Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, and Nick Punto to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for James Loney and several prospects.  Now with this deal done, what is Bobby Valentine’s future?  Will he remain coach for another year finishing out his two-year contract?  Before the Mega Deal, Valentine‘s...

Red Sox Fans Can’t Help But Wonder, What Is Next?

Cherington and Valentine have seemed to have a good relationship this season. Last week I asked the question can the Red Sox be saved under this ownership? The team was in luxury tax jail and did not seem committed to the team.  Fast forward a week later and the team has money to use and let the general manager pull the trigger on a trade that may be the biggest of its franchise...

A Look Ahead: Boston’s Manager in 2013

2012 has been quite an interesting season, to say the least. Stalwart’s Kevin Youkilis and Josh Beckett, as well as major acquisitions Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez have all left town. Meanwhile, Bobby Valentine has endured one of the most trying seasons of any manager in the big leagues. His role with this team has led to widespread speculation about his job security heading...

Cody Ross' Uppercut Swing a Natural Fit for Fenway Park as Veteran Holds Lineup Together

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Red Sox 8, Royals 6

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