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October 04, 2012

Red Sox Fire Bobby Valentine: The Boston Red Sox fired Bobby Valentine Thursday after he went 69-93 in his only year as skipper. The Sox were 7-22 in September and October to wrap up their worst season since 1965, including losses in their last eight games.

posted by rcade to baseball at 06:44 PM - 9 comments

Maybe they really are thinking about selling the team. Apparently the "turning point" happened before the season even started.

posted by feloniousmonk at 07:00 PM on October 04

Apparently the "turning point" happened before the season even started.

Casey Stengel could have managed this team and nothing would have changed. That might have been a turning point in dooming Valentine, but this team wasn't going anywhere.

posted by justgary at 07:07 PM on October 04

Valentine's one year at the helm seems a lot longer to me. This decision seems overdue. Maybe one normal managing season is equal to seven Valentine seasons.

posted by rcade at 08:17 PM on October 04

Valentine's one year at the helm seems a lot longer to me.

Imagine if you were a Red Sox fan.

posted by justgary at 09:17 PM on October 04

Imagine if you were a Red Sox fan.

*shudder*

posted by BoKnows at 10:40 PM on October 04

I hear one of the leading candidates to replace him is an unknown named 'Robby Ballentine'. Here's a picture.

posted by Jugwine at 11:59 PM on October 04

Maybe one normal managing season is equal to seven Valentine seasons.

Valentine's tenure with the Rangers seemed interminable and less understandable with each passing year. At one point, Dan Shaughnessy referred to him as Manager for Life of the franchise.

posted by beaverboard at 12:47 AM on October 05

Lucchino should go too

posted by kokaku at 09:43 AM on October 05

Oh, if only. I'd be willing to suffer another (partial) season of Valentine to get rid of Lucky.

posted by yerfatma at 11:12 AM on October 05

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