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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1 day ago  |  Discuss

With Sixty Games Left, Red Sox Hopes Are Slim

Time To Clean House?They are 6.5 games out of the second Wild Card spot. They have scored 31 fewer runs than they have given up. To reach 90 wins, they would have to go 43-17 the rest of the way. They are a .500 team at home. So, what is it that gives anyone hope that the 2104 Carmine Hose have any shot at the post-season? The honest answer is: nothing. This team is actually worse...
Via FenwayNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Werner owns up to Red Sox’ mistakes

Tom Werner first got involved in Major League Baseball in 1990 when he led a group that purchased the San Diego Padres. That venture lasted four tumultuous seasons. His tenure as chairman of the Red Sox has been peaceful — and far more successful — by comparison. Since Werner joined with John Henry to purchase the team in 2002, the Red Sox have won three World Series championships...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies owner to disgruntled fan: ‘Don’t come’

The Colorado Rockies went from a suprising hot start, to a fiery crash that now has them at 53 losses before the All-Star break and seemingly little hope for any playoff run.  The team has won ten games since May.  And Rockies fan Michael Ferguson, after witnessing a 9-0 beating on the usually celebratory Fourth of July, spoke up in frustration (via KREX CBS Grand Junction, Colorado...
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18 days ago  |  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....
Via FenwayNation
19 days ago  |  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...
Via RedSoxLife
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…
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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 Valentine Just Put On The Jinx

Go Sox- Close it out tonight! Rooting for you at Bobby V's — Bobby Valentine (@BobbyValentine) October 31, 2013 Just cheering for the Red Sox…with a cheap plug…and a giant jinx. I checked out the Bobby V’s website and found out that their Wednesday night specials include a $4.50 Amstel Light Bottles. That is not a special. Bobby V, still sticking it to New Englanders...
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October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Bobby Valentine Just Put On The Jinx

Go Sox- Close it out tonight! Rooting for you at Bobby V's — Bobby Valentine (@BobbyValentine) October 31, 2013 Just cheering for the Red Sox…with a cheap plug…and a giant jinx. I checked out the Bobby V’s website and found out that their Wednesday night special includes a $4.50 Amstel Light Bottles. That is not a special. Bobby V, still sticking it to New Englanders...
Via Ride The Pine
October 30, 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...
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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

Bobby Valentine thinks he could have made it to World Series with this Red Sox team

The main reason the Boston Red Sox have marched their way to the World Series this season is that they made a number of significant changes during the offseason. After a 69-win campaign in 2012, the Red Sox admitted their Bobby Valentine experiment was an epic failure and set their sights on John Farrell. The […]
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Bobby Valentine says he could have led Red Sox to World Series

One year ago Monday, the Red Sox hired John Farrell to be their new manager. On Wednesday, they will play Game 1 of the World Series. That’s impressive on its own, but the feat is even more remarkable when you consider the mess Farrell inherited last fall when the Red Sox were coming off an historically bad season. That horrible season, which featured the club’s most losses since...
October 22, 2013  |  1 Comment
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