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Bobby Valentine Fired; Do You Agree with the Call?

The Boston Red Sox fired Valentine after an unsuccessful year at Fenway Park.

 

The Boston Red Sox have fired manager Bobby Valentine after the team experienced the worst season in decades.

In fact, the 69-93 record was the team’s worst since 1965 and the first time the team has finished last in the American League East in more than a decade.

Valentine’s one season at Fenway Park was full of losses and run-ins with players. Valentine, who led the New York Mets to the World Series in 2000, followed Terry Francona, a fan favorite who was dismissed a year ago after taking the team to two World Series titles.

We want to hear from you: Do you agree with the call? Was Valentine to blame for this year's horrible record? Who or what kind of manager would you like to see at Fenway Park? 

Neal Grasso October 05, 2012 at 11:39 AM
Don't blame Jason. Those guys are adults. The beer and chicken guys, those are the ones to blame, and they are gone.
Jimmy W October 05, 2012 at 11:56 AM
Gotta agree with Bill....captain should mean something, it shouldn't be just a title. Leadership is expected of captains and, unfortunately, Varitek did not live up to his title.
Chatsworth Osborne III October 05, 2012 at 12:26 PM
Valentine does not have people or communication skills. Youk was the wrong person to call out and Valentine's credibility went downhill from there. Also, he was out of the game for 10 years, that is a lifetime in professional sports. Time had passed him by. He was a poor choice by a fractured ownership. Larry Luccino needs to step back.
Gizmo October 05, 2012 at 12:54 PM
I love the hot stove league.... Here's some things to think about.... I think that there were too many EGO's trying to run the team. There seems to me there no clear dirction for the team. Robert K. hired someone to run the team -and let him. They should stop trying to hide behind the GM.(Is that why Theo is with the Cubs???) From a team that was given the Championship (on paper) a few years ago to this? What happened?
Gizmo October 05, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Forgot to say.... I still love this team.

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