However, Valentine did little to endear himself to the players or fans, displaying a contrary personality. He had a number of key missteps. Valentine became so unpopular with Red Sox players that Yahoo! Passan also wrote Valentine became the butt of jokes in the clubhouse, citing Dustin Pedroia taking unflattering pictures of the sleeping manager with his cell phone and passing them around to teammates. After the season ended and he was fired, Valentine continued to run afoul of Boston players.
Bobby V: Connie Mack couldn't have won with 2012 Red Sox
The Providence Journal 's Tim Britton transcribed the interview and quoted the manager as believing Ortiz quit on the team:. David Ortiz came back after spending about six weeks on the disabled list and we thought it was only going to be a week. He got two hits the first two times up, drove in a couple runs; we were off to the races. Then he realized that this trade meant that we're not going to run this race and we're not even going to finish the race properly and he decided not to play anymore.
I think at that time it was all downhill from there. I'm very serious about everything I do in my life.
I deal with passion and commitment and I deal with excellence. This was the way the season always used to end — with a discreet, but complete, collapse that hardly anyone noticed, because they were paying attention to other, real Major League Baseball teams that had not devoted six months to eating their own livers. The franchise needed a year like this.
It needed a year like this not just because it was forced to clear out the lumpy deadwood in the clubhouse, though it certainly needed that. And, yes, it is sometimes possible that good seats indeed will still be available, phony sellout streak or no.
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From a strictly baseball sense, this looks like a middling- to long-range rebuilding process. The manager has to go. Neither Jon Lester nor Clay Buchholz looks remotely like a consistent no. And we still have a month left!
Bobby Valentine Gives Perfectly Bobby V Response To David Ortiz – CBS Boston
April 11 games into the season, the Red Sox are battered by the Rangers, Comcast SportsNet uses the phrase first, posting the headline "For the Red Sox, this has to be rock bottom" for their recap. The Red Sox blow a lead to the Yankees by giving up 15 runs in the seventh and eighth innings, ending the day with a record. After the game, Bobby Valentine told the media , "I think we've hit bottom.
That's what I told them after the game.
Ortiz details Bobby V disaster in book excerpt
You have to sometimes hit bottom. If this isn't bottom, then we'll find some new ends to the earth I guess. They yell in all caps on the headline for an audio clip. Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald , however, is cautious with his story for that game. The Herald's subhead: "Situation nears rock bottom. There are still games to go, so Bobby Valentine's hope that yesterday represented "rock bottom" has to be taken with a grain of salt that comes with every quote uttered after a stinging defeat.
Remember a couple of weeks ago, when the Red Sox bullpen gave up back-to-back 7-spots against the Yankees and turned a lead into a loss? Remember how, after that game was in the books, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine proclaimed his team had hit rock bottom?
- Sanctuary for Bobby Valentine - He Needs It.
- The Bad Old Days.
- Six Pieces, Op. 31 No.III, Tempo di Menuetto.
Turns out the Red Sox have procured one of those drills that Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck had in their possession when they made holes in the asteroid in Armageddon , and they are using it to blast through the rock at the bottom of the AL East standings as they plummet toward the worst record in baseball. July 7: June was a good month for the Red Sox. They were winning! The Herald even said they were "far from rock-bottom now"! They had a winning record going into July! Maybe they're going to make a run for the top of the division! Steve Buckley didn't think so.
Here's his pitch after the Red Sox give up four runs in the seventh to the Yankees and lose True, sequels are rarely as good as the original.
With Bobby Valentine On Board, Red Sox Fans Fasten Their Seat Belts
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