Bobby V: I Could Have Reached World Series If Red Sox Had Kept Me

The brief Bobby Valentine era is one Red Sox fans want to forget as soon as possible. He's currently the AD at Sacred Heart University while new skipper John Farrell and the Red Sox are in the World Series, so that probably helps. But Valentine thinks that if the Red Sox hadn't fired him, he'd have done as well as… » 10/22/13 10:24pm 10/22/13 10:24pm

Report: Bobby Valentine Loses TBS Gig Over Dumb 9/11 Comments

Last month, Former Mets manager Bobby Valentine said a bunch of dumb things about how his New York Mets did so much to support New York City in the aftermath of 9/11 while the Yankees sat back and did nothing. We've already demonstrated how flat-out wrong those comments were, and now it appears that they were also… » 9/26/13 9:49am 9/26/13 9:49am

Bobby Valentine Refuses To Go Away, Throws David Ortiz Under The Bus

Bobby V is no longer the Red Sox' manager—this alone is cause to break out the duck boats. But he is still talking, and saying inflammatory things, and people are listening because this is the sort of thing that happens every October in Boston, except this time it's coming from a disgruntled former employee instead of… » 10/24/12 1:35pm 10/24/12 1:35pm

The Red Sox Are Preparing To Trade An Actual Player For A Manager

ESPN Boston reported today that the Red Sox are in serious negotiations to acquire former pitching coach John Farrell from the Blue Jays. Farrell is the Blue Jays' manager, and the Red Sox, well, they're looking for one. » 10/19/12 7:00pm 10/19/12 7:00pm

Right After Bobby Valentine Gets Fired, ESPN Runs A Segment About Why…

ESPN was covering the breaking news of Bobby Valentine's firing when the network accidentally aired a pre-recorded Tim Kurkjian segment, one that was presumably meant to air under the (unlikely) condition of Valentine returning as the Red Sox's manager for 2013. Oops. Chris McKendry did her best to bring viewers back… » 10/04/12 2:30pm 10/04/12 2:30pm

The 7 Stages Of A Bobby Valentine Meltdown

The worst part of Bobby Valentine's soon-to-be-over slow-motion train wreck with the Red Sox is its predictability. To say that Bobby Valentine has never gracefully handled a losing season would only obscure the fact that he's never gracefully handled any season. (Even during the salad days with the Mets, Bobby V.… » 10/04/12 11:45am 10/04/12 11:45am

A Red Sox Fan Pulled A Jeffrey Maier And Gave The Yankees A Home Run

We thought last week's minor kerfluffle, on Bobby Valentine's game of employment chicken, would be the last Red Sox update we'd have to do this season. No sense piling on. But the Red Sox can't seem to stop doing terrible things. » 10/02/12 1:45pm 10/02/12 1:45pm

Bobby Valentine Expects To Be Back Next Year. Ben Cherington Is…

We thought we ought to check in with the Red Sox, just a year removed from being the Best Team Ever. (Seriously, will this cover ever get old?) Yesterday was the season's final game at Fenway, and to celebrate the Sox held a ceremony honoring their All-Fenway Team. » 9/27/12 2:35pm 9/27/12 2:35pm

When, Exactly, Did The Red Sox Hit Rock Bottom?

There's no denying that the Red Sox have been awful this season. Everyone (outside of Boston) is reveling in it. Inside the Hub, however, media and fans alike are enduring what happens when the team that opened the season with baseball's third-highest payroll has Scott Podsednik batting third or Pedro Ciriaco in left… » 9/05/12 5:25pm 9/05/12 5:25pm

Bobby Valentine Goes Apeshit On A Boston Sports Radio Host

Bobby Valentine's tenure as Red Sox manager is, in all likelihood, coming to an end, which is sad, because whatever faults you can find with the favorite son of Stamford, Conn., at least he's genuine. Yeah, he might be a genuine nutcase, but such candor and expression should be considered refreshing in an age of… » 9/05/12 4:15pm 9/05/12 4:15pm

In Defense Of The Blundering Red Sox

Well. What else is there to say about the Red Sox that has not already been said? They started the year banning beer from the clubhouse to put an end to those chicken and beer stories. Bobby Valentine then began the season publicly questioning one of the team's better players. They were compared to the Titanic. Mutiny » 9/03/12 7:50pm 9/03/12 7:50pm

It Sure Looks Like Adrian Gonzalez Will Be Hitting Cleanup For The…

There's still no official word from the teams, but the Dodgers sure seem to think that Adrian Gonzalez will be moving to Los Angeles. He's batting cleanup and playing first base according to the lineup posted by Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes. Buster Olney also tweeted that Gonzalez would be in the lineup. » 8/25/12 5:18pm 8/25/12 5:18pm

For The Second Time In Three Weeks, ESPN Plagiarizes A Reporter's Work

In late July, ESPN got a well-deserved tsk-tsking from the Internet after a SportsCenter anchor delivered "breaking news" about Dwight Howard that was lifted, nearly verbatim, from a report. "This stuff happens from time to time," Vince Doria, ESPN's senior vice president and director of news, later told ESPN's … » 8/15/12 10:22am 8/15/12 10:22am