Bobby Valentine Suspected Ruben Sierra Of Roiding, Was Told To Drop It

Former MLB manager and current NBC baseball analyst Bobby Valentine opened up to WFAN today, expressing exasperation at Mike Piazza's Hall of Fame denial and suggesting that he suspected at least one player of steroid use as early as the 1980's. » 1/09/14 2:42pm 1/09/14 2:42pm

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 Says The Yankees Didn't Help Out After 9/11. Really?

Here's Bobby V. doing what Bobby V. does when you put him near a microphone: Making bizarre, unnecessary, and not particularly accurate comments about the 2001 Yankees' response to the September 11th attacks. » 9/11/13 3:34pm 9/11/13 3:34pm

David Ortiz Wonders If Bobby Valentine Has Mental Issues

You would think firing Bobby Valentine would keep him from remaining a distraction in Boston. But that's not the Bobby Valentine we know—two weeks back, Bobby V went Costas Tonight and lobbed grenades from the safety of unemployability. » 11/05/12 4:40pm 11/05/12 4:40pm

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

Bristolmetrics: The WNBA Gets More Air Time Than The NHL

This is a regular feature breaking down, minute-by-minute, the content that appears on ESPN's 11 p.m. edition of SportsCenter throughout the week. » 10/09/12 4:25pm 10/09/12 4:25pm

Bobby Valentine Bicycles Off Into The Sunset

Here's Bobby Valentine making his great bike escape from Boston reporters today. He was nice enough to hold an impromptu press conference after reporters caught up to him. And then he pedaled on, bicycle against the traffic, borne back ceaselessly into unemployment. » 10/04/12 6:45pm 10/04/12 6:45pm

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 Already…

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

Joe Maddon Had The Perfect Response To Bobby Valentine For Dragging Him…

During his rant on WEEI yesterday, Red Sox punching bag manager Bobby Valentine brought Joe Maddon's name into his excuse for showing up later than usual before a game in Oakland (which he said was due to his son's flight being delayed). » 9/06/12 1:00pm 9/06/12 1:00pm

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 RealGM.com report. "This stuff happens from time to time," Vince Doria, ESPN's senior vice president and director of news, later told » 8/15/12 10:22am 8/15/12 10:22am