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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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sox Lose One Like It's Two Thousand Twelve

Al Gore Night At Cellular One  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)Bobby Valentine would have loved this one. On Global Warming Deniers Night in frigid Chicago, the Red Sox booted away a game on a routine ground ball to short in the bottom of the ninth. Bring back memories, folks? Xander Bogaerts made the play but bounced it in front of befuddled first-baseman Mike Carp (who was only...
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4 days ago  |  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…
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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

Your Morning Dump...where Bobby Valentine Chimes In, Picks Sox

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. There was all kinds of resentment, a dysfunctional coaching staff, and Valentine never helped himself with the things he said. Nowadays saying what comes immediately to your mind has to be filtered and...
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

The Boston Red Sox Shotgunned Some Beers After Winning Last Night

(via Getty Image) It doesn’t feel like it was that long ago that Bobby Valentine, one of the worst managers in Major League Baseball history according to my own loathing of that man, was preaching that his Boston Red Sox wouldn’t be carrying on Terry Francona’s tradition of players drinking in the clubhouse. That’s why it’s so delightfully ironic that just one season removed...
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October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Bobby Valentine Has Kind Words for Red Sox

I know, I know. Another Bobby V story. Not that anyone cares, but Valentine has had things looking up for him lately. The Sacred Heart University Athletic Director's football team is 5-0 and he has two film projects out, which I doubt any Red Sox fans would touch with a ten-foot pole. Good for you Bobby, but you know what would be better than all that right now? Being John Farrell...
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October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Bobby Valentine Won't Be in TBS Booth for Postseason

Oh. Thank. God. We can all breathe a collective sigh of relief that Bobby Valentine has officially lost out on a gig to commentate in the TBS broadcast booth during MLB playoffs. A couple of weeks back we reported that Bobby V. might actually get paired up with Pedro Martinez (who did get the gig!). Thankfully, that won't be happening. It's pretty insane that...
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September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Bobby Valentine’s 9/11 comments reportedly cost him TBS playoff gig

Bobby Valentine made some incredibly stupid remarks earlier this month on the 12-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2011 terrorist attacks. Rather than taking time to pay tribute to the victims and their families, Valentine used the topic as an opportunity to praise the New York Mets for supporting the community during a difficult time […]
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September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Bobby Valentine Loses Gig With TBS Over 9-11 Comments

  Rightly so. Bobby Valentine made some classically insensitive statements about 9-11 on the anniversary of that fateful day. Valentine basically tried to call out people for over praising the Yankees, when it was the Mets (who he was skipper of at the time) who really helped united NY days later. According to Newsday Two people familiar with what went down said Valentine was sunk...
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September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Bobby Valentine's 9/11 comments cost him his TBS postseason job?

It was rumored earlier this summer that Bobby Valentine would be a part of TBS's MLB Postseason coverage. But when the roster of talent was announced this week, Valentine's name was absent from the list, despite indications that he was going to join the team.. What happened to exclude Valentine from the coverage? Well, according to a report from Newsday, it was his controversial...
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September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

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