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Deadspin: The Seven Stages Of A Bobby Valentine Meltdown

Sam Page(!) brings the research, insight, and humor in this piece about the frequently-fired Bobby V.

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Bobby V. blames Youkilis for all problems: "Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine placed the onus for his strained relationship with Kevin Youkilis on the former Boston infielder Sunday morning. "I think the comment I made early, he made a big issue out of, and I don't think he ever wanted to get over it," Valentine said in response to a question about Youkilis, who will return to Fenway Park on Monday as a member of the Chicago White Sox, the team to which he was traded June 24. Valentine was alluding to a comment he made to WHDH-TV's Joe Amorosino on April 15. "I don't think he's as physically or emotionally into the game as he has been in the past for some reason," Valentine told Amorosino. Youkilis responded angrily the next day, meeting with both Valentine and Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington. "I'm more confused than anything, because I think everyone knows I go out and play the game as hard as I can," Youkilis said at the time. But it was obvious the relationship never healed." The fact that the Red Sox hired Valentine points to an organization defect in that team.

When is Enough, Enough in Boston?

The drama in Boston has always been overwhelming when it comes to sports, baseball in particular, but when is enough, enough?

Bobby V. -- whiner

"The Boston Red Sox have lost six of their past seven games, including a 4-3 loss to the Washington Nationals on Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park, and after the game the team's frustrations were evident when manager Bobby Valentine blamed the umpires."

Can Franklin Morales Save Red Sox Rotation?

In an article posted by Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the reporter says Bobby Valentine acknowledged that Franklin Morales is being stretched out because he thinks the reliever can start this season. Can he save the Red Sox rotation?

Bobby Jenks Not Throwing; Might Be Out For Months

Brian MacPherson has the latest on reliever Bobby Jenks, courtesy of manager Bobby Valentine.

SiriusXM: Steve Phillips & Bobby V. On-Air Together

New Red Sox skipper Bobby Valentine appeared on SiriusXM's morning show Evan & Phillips in the Morning earlier today. Bobby V.'s former boss, Steve Phillips, is the latter in that duo -- but if you think wounds are still fresh, it sounded this morning like you're mistaken.

Thoughts On Bobby Valentine, From Those Familiar - Over the Monster

Red Sox fans are generally dismayed by the hiring of Bobby Valentine, largely due to his unenlightened on-air persona on ESPN. However, a cursory look through the NY Times archive turns up plenty of evidence that Valentine knows more than he lets on.

Clown act to debut in Beantown

"Bobby Valentine will become the 45th manager of the Boston Red Sox, sources close to the situation said Tuesday night."

"Valentines" Day for Cherrington

An interesting read by Passan, to say the least.

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