Breaching The Valentine Line No Longer Easy

Before the Red Sox lost seven straight, it seemed like a cakewalk for them to surpass the 69-win threshold so valiantly put up by Bobby Valentine's 2012 squad. Now, not so much. With just 33 games left in this miserable season, they still need 14 wins to get to 70. That's a .424 winning pace—and they're currently winning at a .434 clip. Also, as we pointed out before...
Via FenwayNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Road To Breaking The 'Valentine Curse'

Your 2014 Carmine Hose have 38 games left to play in this dismal season. In order to surpass the win total of the 2012 Boys of Bobby Valentine, they will have to take at least 14 of those games. Seems like a pretty easy task, right? Except the eight teams they will face until the end have a combined .537 winning percentage—and only one of those teams is under .500 (Tampa Bay)....
Via FenwayNation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell – Okay for Now

For the second time in three seasons, the Red Sox seem headed for a last-place finish. However, the circumstances are hardly the same. The 2012 group was managed by Bobby Valentine, who seemed totally unable to deal with the situation. He fought with players and coaches. His media relations were poor. His pitching coach was fired after three months. Dugout cameras seemed to show...
Via Fenway West
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox on pace for worst modern record

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer The time has arrived to look for something worth cheering about with the 2014 Red Sox.We have found it.The worst-to-first-to-worst scenario described in July as a train wreck is reaching the stage of a death watch.In 2012 the Red Sox posted the worst record in the modern era with 69 - 93 under the leadership of Bobby Valentine...
Via RedSoxLife
18 days ago  |  Discuss

FenwayNation Introduces Valentine Countdown

For the balance of 2014—or until The Carmine Hose get to 70 wins—FenwayNation will offer readers a way to track the team's attempt to beat the 2012 team's 69 wins. As of today, they need 19 victories to get to 70—so that number is displayed on our right sidebar. Boston will need to play at a relatively modest .404 clip to achieve the 70-win plateau. Check onto the site...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Last Meaningful Issue: Will Sox Break 69 Wins?

At this point, almost everyone in the vast universe that is Red Sox Nation has given up the 2014 playoff ghost. So, we have to look at little milestones to keep us engaged for the final 48 games. You know, will Jackie Bradley, Jr. raise his average enough to justify being our starting center fielder in 2015? Will Christian Vazquez continue to look like the real deal behind the plate...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–July 26, 1974

1974: The Royals scored three runs in the top of the ninth for a comeback 3-2 win over California at the Angels’ home park, Anaheim Stadium.Kansas City entered the top of the ninth down 1-0. Richie Scheinblum and Jim Wohlford started the inning with singles. Kurt Bevacqua’s sacrifice bunt attempt turned into a bunt single, loading the bases. George Brett singled to right, scoring...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Storm Clouds Gather Over Fenway; Sox Fall 4-0

(Charles Krupa)Somewhere in "The Flyover State" (AKA Connecticut), Bobby Valentine is smiling. After all, his 2012 version of The Carmine Hose was actually around .500 just before the break—not ten games under. This year's Raiders Of The Lost Offense kept up their mission last night, falling 4-0 to the least formidable ChiSox starter they will face in the series....
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Happy 15th anniversary to Bobby Valentine's mustache disguise

June 9, 1999. An otherwise normal day on the MLB calendar turned historically significant when Mets manager Bobby Valentine found the most creative of ways to respond to an ejection.
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Red Sox go Worst to First to Worst?

The 2012 season was a Major League disaster. The Boston Red Sox finished in last place, 26 games out at 69-93. They could not wait to get rid of Bobby Valentine, find a new manager, and see what dignity they could salvage in 2013. John Farrell brought the 2013 Red Sox from worst to first and then some. The Red Sox won the World Series as everything fell into place, and all players...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

As Bobby Valentine reports, 1st baseman gets drilled in the head

During warm-ups, ESPN's Bobby Valentine is oblivious to the first baseman getting nailed in the head.Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Summer Camp, Red Sox Style

If there’s one thing that really set the 2013 Red Sox team apart, it was the lack of controversy. After the 2012 Bobby Valentine show, it really looked like the guys just put their heads down and did their jobs. No dead grandmothers, no contract BS, no chicken and beer. This season may not go quite that smooth. Apparently, hijinks have begun. The only man in Boston more critical...
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April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox can look to Boston Marathon as symbol of hope

Ben WhiteheadContributing WriterTwo years ago, the Boston Red Sox and their fans went through a miserable baseball season. They won 69 games and finished in last place in the AL East. They were the laughing stock of baseball with manager Bobby Valentine and his antics making headlines seemingly daily.A season and a new manager later, the Red Sox were on top of the world. Red Sox...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Valentine ‘Pulling For’ Jacoby Ellsbury, Calls Him ‘One Of The Best’

Bobby Valentine is a fan of Jacoby Ellsbury. The former Boston Red Sox manager showed some love for the New York Yankees’ new center fielder on Thursday, calling the longtime Sox leadoff hitter “one of the best.” Ellsbury played just 74 games for Valentine’s Red Sox in 2012 due to a shoulder injury. Ellsbury kicked off his Yankees career on Wednesday by reaching base in all...
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Pitcher Shunsuke Watanabe Holds Crazy, Non-Baseball Record

Shunsuke Watanabe’s unique throwing motion has proven successful even beyond the baseball diamond. Watanabe, a submarine-style pitcher who signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox this offseason, revealed to’s Rob Bradford in Fort Myers on Sunday that he holds the Japanese record for skipping stones. Watanabe told Bradford through a translator that he once...
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Valentine alleges someone told him to ignore possible PED use by Rangers

Bobby Valentine alleged on Thursday that someone instructed him to ignore possible PED use during his time as manager of the Texas Rangers. Valentine said in an interview with WFAN he suspected that Ruben Sierra could be using PEDs but was told to not investigate. “My first thought or inkling was back in the mid ’80s, when Ruben Sierra came to spring training and he had gained...
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Valentine, Brian Cashman Set to Once Again Rappel Down 22-Story Building in Stamford, Conn.

The Yankees aren’t done making moves just yet, as general manager Brian Cashman may be taking the riskiest one of them all on Friday. Cashman won’t be making any more splashes with free agents, however, as he’ll be far too busy scaling a 22-story building in Connecticut with former Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine. Cashman is no stranger to the activity and rappelling down one...
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

NYC Mayor Has Yankees Hell Freezing Over

Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Could you imagine the Mayor of Boston being a rabid Yankees fan? When pigs fly. When Hell freezes over. When Bobby Valentine is the Red Sox manager again. You get the picture, it just ain't gonna happen. Not now, not ever. Hold on to your seats Red Sox fans, over in New York the unthinkable has happened. They have elected a Mayor that...
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November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Bobby Valentine Handcuffed, Arrested by Sacred Heart Campus Police for Charity (Photo)

Now that baseball season is over and Bobby Valentine is done rooting for the Red Sox, he’s had enough time on his hands to manage to get arrested. The Sacred Heart athletic director was taken away in handcuffs by campus police as part of the school’s “Jail N’ Bail” charity event Tuesday. Participants in the event are “arrested” on campus and taken to a mock jail cell...
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Bobby Valentine Arrested, Handcuffed Today At Sacred Heart University

Everyone remain calm, Bobby Valentine, the Sacred Heart University athletic director, wasn’t handcuffed on campus today because he broke a law. This was…
Via Busted Coverage
November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

The House Flight: Week of 10/28 to 11/3/2013

In case you weren’t paying attention… Bobby Valentine taking the sports radio tour today is typical "look-at-me" Valentine. #Clown — Darren Smith (@DSmithShow) November 1, 2013 Always enjoy responsibly. Don’t read and drive. Ruining Boot World’s Picnic? Thazzzzright! Petco’s New Fences: Season Recap Padres and Pints: The Podcast...
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November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Bobby Valentine Says He Was ‘Rooting for the Good Guys , and They Won’ (Video)

Bobby Valentine was watching as the Red Sox completed their remarkable turnaround Wednesday night, cheering on the franchise that fell into absolute shambles under his watch. The former manager, now a year removed from his tenure in Boston, joined The Dan Patrick Show on Thursday to discuss just how different this team is from the one he helmed for a season. “About 13 guys,...
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Bobby V: 'I would've been able to do the same thing'

(Jeff Gross/Getty Images) The Guru Contributing Writer With the Boston Red Sox headed to the World Series, it was only a matter of time before former Sox manager, sandwich artist and ballroom buffoon Bobby Valentine would share his years of "wisdom" with anyone that would listen. Why? Because he's Bobby V. of course. Valentine, who led the Red Sox to 93 losses and...
Via RedSoxLife
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Bobby Valentine is Rooting for Red Sox

Welp, it's been a couple of weeks but Bobby Valentine is talking again. Has that guy ever just turned down an interview? Might be in his best interest. Anyway, this time wasn't totally ridiculous. He did have a lot of nice things to say about the Red Sox to the Boston Globe: I picked them to win the division, the ALDS, the ALCS, and now the World Series. I’m...
Via Fenway Refugees
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Bobby Valentine Still Delusional, But Gracious

(Photo: Brian A. Pounds)Some guys just can't help themselves—if they're asked a question, they feel compelled to answer it. Such is the case with former Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine. When the Globe's Nick Cafardo asked how he would have done with the re-vamped 2013 Carmine Hose, Bobby V. actually said this, "I’d like to think that if I came back for my second...
Via FenwayNation
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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