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October 4, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
It just has not been a great year for Bobby Valentine. Not only is he heavily rumored to be on his way out as Boston Red Sox manager after one of the most disappointing seasons in the team's history, he can't seem to ride his bike safely. On Tuesday, Valentine was riding his bike in Central Park in New York, where the Red Sox were playing the Yankees, when he got a text message from Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia. Figuring he could ride and read at the same time, Valentine started reading the message while continuing to pedal.
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October 5, 2012 | Wire reports
The Boston Red Sox thought Bobby Valentine would restore order to a coddled clubhouse that disintegrated during the 2011 pennant race. Instead, he only caused more problems. The brash manager was fired on Thursday, the day after the finale of a season beset with internal sniping and far too many losses. Valentine went 69-93 in his only year in Boston, the ballclub's worst season in almost 50 years. :: Sandy Alomar Jr. , who guided Cleveland in its final six games after Manny Acta was fired last week, interviewed to become the Indians' full-time manager.
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April 16, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Bobby Valentine has apologized to Kevin Youkilis after publicly questioning the Boston third baseman's commitment to the game, the Red Sox manager said Monday. “I don't know if he accepted my apology,” Valentine said. “It was sincere.” During an interview that aired Sunday night, Valentine was asked about Youkilis' early-season struggles at the plate. Valentine responded, “I don't think he's as physically or emotionally into the game as he has been in the past for some reason.” Youkilis had a poor spring training and is batting .200 (6 for 30)
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October 4, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Bobby Valentine was fired by the Boston Red Sox on Thursday after going 69-93 in his only season as the team's manager. Valentine, who led the New York Mets to the National League pennant in 2000, was brought in during the off-season after former manager Terry Francona lost control of the clubhouse as the Red Sox fell out of the playoff race down the stretch last season. But the 62-year-old baseball veteran wasn't able to right the ship. “Our 2012 season was disappointing for many reasons,” General Manager Ben Cherington said.
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October 4, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Bobby Valentine was fired by the Boston Red Sox on Thursday after going 69-93 in his only season as the team's manager. Valentine, who led the New York Mets to the National League pennant in 2000, was brought in during the off-season after former manager Terry Francona lost control of the clubhouse as the Red Sox fell out of the playoff race down the stretch last season. But the 62-year-old baseball veteran wasn't able to right the ship. “Our 2012 season was disappointing for many reasons,” General Manager Ben Cherington said.
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August 18, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
It was a volatile mix to begin with, opinionated and outspoken Bobby Valentine managing a club coming off a highly disappointing and turbulent 2011 season in a city with a rabid media and fan base. And now it has blown up in the face of the Boston Red Sox with the gory details of a July 26 player mutiny exposed by Yahoo Sports. Several players, including Adrian Gonzalez and Dustin Pedroia, reportedly blasted Valentine to owners John Henry and Larry Lucchino and lobbied for a change, the last straw coming when Valentine left popular left-hander Jon Lester in to give up 11 runs in a July 22 loss to Toronto.
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August 15, 2012
The Boston Red Sox in are the midst of a disastrous 57-60 season, sparking rumors of a rift between the players and first-year Manager Bobby Valentine. Writers from around the Tribune Co.will discuss how long Valentine keeps his job with the team. Check back throughout the day for their responses and join the conversation by voting in the poll and leaving a comment of your own. Phil Rogers, Chicago Tribune Dustin Pedroia is having his worst year in the last six. Adrian Gonzalez has been better than Pedroia, but by his high standards this is the worst season in the last seven.
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April 17, 2012
Bobby Valentine has already created a stir less than two weeks into his first season as manager of the Boston Red Sox, calling out popular third baseman Kevin Youkilis then apologizing to the player for his remarks . Writers from around Tribune Co. discuss whether the veteran manager is the right fit for the Red Sox. Check back throughout the day for their responses and join the conversation by voting in the poll and leaving a comment of...
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September 6, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
Bobby Valentine, the embattled Boston Red Sox manager, has had to reiterate he was joking when he told hosts of a radio show that he would punch them for asking whether he had "checked out" for the season. Although if you listen to the volatile interview , you could sense the threat wasn't said in jest. Since Valentine is probably out as manager after a less-than-spectacular first season with the club, one that he actually called "lousy," he's gone into damage-control mode. The incident with WEEI hosts Glenn Ordway and Michael Holley began Tuesday when Ordway asked the manager whether he had checked out because he showed up late to the game in Seattle.
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May 7, 1988 | DAN HAFNER
Management hit a home run when it extended popular Manager Bobby Valentine's contract, then Pete Incaviglia and Steve Buechele hit home runs Friday night at Arlington, Tex., and the Rangers celebrated with a 7-6 victory. The New York Yankees almost spoiled the party with a five-run uprising and had the potential tying and winning runs on base before Texas reliever Jose Cecena ended the agony by forcing Jose Cruz to bounce back to the mound.
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October 4, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
It just has not been a great year for Bobby Valentine. Not only is he heavily rumored to be on his way out as Boston Red Sox manager after one of the most disappointing seasons in the team's history, he can't seem to ride his bike safely. On Tuesday, Valentine was riding his bike in Central Park in New York, where the Red Sox were playing the Yankees, when he got a text message from Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia. Figuring he could ride and read at the same time, Valentine started reading the message while continuing to pedal.
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September 6, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
Bobby Valentine, the embattled Boston Red Sox manager, has had to reiterate he was joking when he told hosts of a radio show that he would punch them for asking whether he had "checked out" for the season. Although if you listen to the volatile interview , you could sense the threat wasn't said in jest. Since Valentine is probably out as manager after a less-than-spectacular first season with the club, one that he actually called "lousy," he's gone into damage-control mode. The incident with WEEI hosts Glenn Ordway and Michael Holley began Tuesday when Ordway asked the manager whether he had checked out because he showed up late to the game in Seattle.
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August 18, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
It was a volatile mix to begin with, opinionated and outspoken Bobby Valentine managing a club coming off a highly disappointing and turbulent 2011 season in a city with a rabid media and fan base. And now it has blown up in the face of the Boston Red Sox with the gory details of a July 26 player mutiny exposed by Yahoo Sports. Several players, including Adrian Gonzalez and Dustin Pedroia, reportedly blasted Valentine to owners John Henry and Larry Lucchino and lobbied for a change, the last straw coming when Valentine left popular left-hander Jon Lester in to give up 11 runs in a July 22 loss to Toronto.
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August 15, 2012
The Boston Red Sox in are the midst of a disastrous 57-60 season, sparking rumors of a rift between the players and first-year Manager Bobby Valentine. Writers from around the Tribune Co.will discuss how long Valentine keeps his job with the team. Check back throughout the day for their responses and join the conversation by voting in the poll and leaving a comment of your own. Phil Rogers, Chicago Tribune Dustin Pedroia is having his worst year in the last six. Adrian Gonzalez has been better than Pedroia, but by his high standards this is the worst season in the last seven.
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April 17, 2012
Bobby Valentine has already created a stir less than two weeks into his first season as manager of the Boston Red Sox, calling out popular third baseman Kevin Youkilis then apologizing to the player for his remarks . Writers from around Tribune Co. discuss whether the veteran manager is the right fit for the Red Sox. Check back throughout the day for their responses and join the conversation by voting in the poll and leaving a comment of...
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April 16, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Bobby Valentine has apologized to Kevin Youkilis after publicly questioning the Boston third baseman's commitment to the game, the Red Sox manager said Monday. “I don't know if he accepted my apology,” Valentine said. “It was sincere.” During an interview that aired Sunday night, Valentine was asked about Youkilis' early-season struggles at the plate. Valentine responded, “I don't think he's as physically or emotionally into the game as he has been in the past for some reason.” Youkilis had a poor spring training and is batting .200 (6 for 30)
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May 24, 2009 | Mike Penner
Bobby Valentine, beloved manager of the Chiba Lotte Marines, might be headed out of Japanese baseball and back to the United States for reasons other than on-the-field success. Valentine, who makes $3.9 million a year, might have priced himself out of the market. Marines management told Valentine during the winter that the club would not be able to afford him after the 2009 season, regardless of how many games his team wins.
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February 25, 2012 | Staff and wire reports
There will be no drinking in the Boston Red Sox clubhouse this season. The team will ban alcohol in the clubhouse and on the last plane flight of trips, Manager Bobby Valentine said Saturday. The move comes after the team's collapse in the American League East race last season, a tailspin that included reports of starting pitchers drinking beer in the clubhouse on their days off rather than supporting their Red Sox teammates in the dugout. It's one of a handful of rules that Valentine is imposing in his first season as Boston's manager, and he laid them out with team ownership by his side in a meeting Saturday morning before the first full-squad workout of the spring at Fort Myers, Fla. "It's just what I've always done, except for when I was in Texas, I guess," Valentine said when asked why he had banned alcohol.
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