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Bobby Valentine to Boston

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by KYSportsWriter, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Honestly - you would think that ESPN would write it into its analysts contracts that if you accept another job with a sports organization you let a supervisor know.
    I realize Meyer and Valentine aren't the first cases, but its a hell of a way to treat an employer who has helped keep you relevant while you are on the beach. You tell the new employer yes, you call the wife and then you call your old employer. It's as simple as that.
  2. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Start hating both.
  3. Gehrig

    Gehrig Active Member

    Last year they had a dysfunctional clubhouse and internecine warfare between the various levels of management. The sole thing they had going for them was a levelheaded and selfless manager to calm the waters and now...they've got Bobby Valentine in his place.

    This is going to be entertaining.
  4. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    IMO the naming of a "celebrity" manager almost always indicates the front office that hired him has run out of ideas about dealing with its team's real issues. I sure as hell would be less than eager to become manager of a team which has no closer as of the date of my employment. Also, an as of now three-man starting rotation, two of whom helped get the last manager fired and the third coming off a serious injury.
  5. Gehrig

    Gehrig Active Member

  6. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Saltalamacchia. (sp?)
  7. Fun with quotes - the wit for the witless.

    BTW - don't knock a 70-year old grandmother until you've knocked one. Experience means alot.

    How soon before ESPN names Terry Francona as Valantine's replacement on Sunday Night Baseball?
  8. Gehrig

    Gehrig Active Member

    I knew who he meant. Just messing around.
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  10. nmmetsfan

    nmmetsfan Active Member

    At least that Nana isn't passing bum checks all over town
  11. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    So there are about 5 managing jobs you would accept then.

    I highly doubt this is the roster that will be trotted out in April. The Sox still have a ton of talent and more importantly a ton of money.
  12. Seahawk

    Seahawk Member

    Never liked Valentine, though did enjoy when one of his eateries opened in the area. Always been a Sox fan, though watching the way this management team does business - trashing people on the way out the door - has turned me sour.

    It's a team hard to root for, and Valentine seems like a guy who is hard to root for as well. Might be time to just sit back and enjoy the circus.
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