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Outfield isn't out-of-bounds for injuries

I recently spent some time with the former New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine, who is an old friend of mine. We talked about how so many major league baseball parks don't have sufficient padding on their outfield walls.

2014 MLB Predictions: Surprise Contenders That Will Emerge This Season

The Boston Red Sox were a mess before the 2013 year began, yet they'll enter MLB's Opening Day harnessing grand hopes of defending their championship. They finished the 2012 season in last place at 69-93, earning Bobby Valentine a quick boot as manager. Show More Summary

Boston Red Sox's Quiet Spring Training a Reason for Optimism Heading into 2014

We're used to the Boston Red Sox being noisy. Shoot, between their collapse at the end of 2011, the Bobby Valentine Experience, their roster overhaul and their redemptive World Series-winning season in 2013, they spent a good two years hogging headlines. But suddenly, you can hear pins drop wherever the Red Sox are. Show More Summary

Bobby Valentine Suspected Ruben Sierra Of Roiding, Was Told To Drop It

7 months agoSports : Deadspin

Former MLB manager and current NBC baseball analyst Bobby Valentine opened up to WFAN today, expressing exasperation at Mike Piazza's Hall of Fame denial and suggesting that he suspected at least one player of steroid use as early as the 1980's. Read more...

Dick Cheney, Ray Kelly, & Dr. Oz Walk Into The Waldorf...

On Friday afternoon, a group of well-to-do New Yorkers sat down to lunch at the Waldorf-Astoria to hear former Vice President Dick Cheney, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, TV's Dr. Mehmet Oz, and baseball personality Bobby Valentine give speeches. Donors paid $500/plate for the privilege of hearing these men impart their wisdom. [ more › ]

Bobby V: I Could Have Reached World Series If Red Sox Had Kept Me

10 months agoSports : Deadspin

The brief Bobby Valentine era is one Red Sox fans want to forget as soon as possible. He's currently the AD at Sacred Heart University while new skipper John Farrell and the Red Sox are in the World Series, so that probably helps. But Valentine thinks that if the Red Sox hadn't fired him, he'd have done as well as Farrell. Read more...

Red Sox Sunbathe and Hit Golf Balls at Fenway Before ALCS Opener

Apparently, it was a "sun's out, guns out" day for Mike Napoli and the Boston Red Sox. Just four wins away from a return to the World Series and only a season removed from a last-place finish under Bobby Valentine, the Red Sox don'tShow More Summary

The Boston Red Sox Shotgunned Some Beers After Winning Last Night

It doesn’t feel like it was that long ago that Bobby Valentine, one of the worst managers in Major League Baseball history according to my own loathing of that man, was preaching that his Boston Red Sox wouldn’t be carrying on Terry Francona’s tradition of players drinking in the clubhouse. Show More Summary

Bobby Valentine the Filmmaker, Happy for the Red Sox

His football team is undefeated at 5-0 and making noise in the college football Championship Subdivision; he has not one but two films out, one of which is making a great deal of noise in the college space itself; and his former team is heading for the postseason again. Show More Summary

Report: Bobby Valentine Loses TBS Gig Over Dumb 9/11 Comments

11 months agoSports : Deadspin

Last month, Former Mets manager Bobby Valentine said a bunch of dumb things about how his New York Mets did so much to support New York City in the aftermath of 9/11 while the Yankees sat back and did nothing. We've already demonstrated how flat-out wrong those comments were, and now it appears that they were also damaging to Valentine's career. Read more...

Bobby Valentine's 9/11 Yankees comments cost him his TBS Postseason job

11 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

It was rumored earlier this summer that Bobby Valentine would be a part of TBS's MLB Postseason coverage. But when the roster of talent was announced this week, Valentine's name was absent from the list, despite indications that he was going to join the team.. Show More Summary

Bobby Valentine’s Big Career Mistake: 9/11 Blame Game

Bobby Valentine recently recalled his experience helping in New York City after September 11 and committed a few poor career moves in the process. The post Bobby Valentine’s Big Career Mistake: 9/11 Blame Game appeared first on CAREEREALISM.

Keith Olbermann shreds Bobby Valentine for 9/11 comments

11 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

On last night's Olbermann, KO named former Mets and Red Sox manager (and ESPN analyst) Bobby Valentine as his Worst Person in the World. Sometimes that moniker carries a tongue and cheek nature, but last night was not one of those occasions. Show More Summary

Major League Baseball's mixed 9/11 messages

Yesterday I wrote about Bobby Valentine's meretricious comments about the Yankees' response in the aftermath of 9/11. Last night, Keith Olbermann said mostly what I said, but of course better (here's the video; skip ahead to 3:27 mark...Show More Summary

Keith Olbermann Had To Give Sports A Talkin’ To About 9/11

11 months agoSports : With Leather

Yesterday when former New York Mets and Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine used 9/11 to throw shade at the New York Yankees, we hoped and wondered aloud that that’d be the worst of it, and sports wouldn’t act like such a bunch of idiots about a national tragedy. Show More Summary

Former New York Mets Manager Bobby Valentine 'Points Fingers' on 9/11

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, Bobby Valentine made comments on WFAN radio that took shots at the New York Yankees and may have crossed the line at the wrong moment. Twelve years removed from an unspeakable American tragedy, the former New York Mets manager reflected on its aftermath in New York City. Show More Summary

Bobby Valentine's Anti-Yankee Vendetta Pops Up Again in 9/11 Rant

Bobby Valentine just can't help taking shots at the New York Yankees. While talking to WFAN radio on Wednesday, Valentine started discussing the role of baseball after the 9/11 attacks and how it helped restore order to the city of New York. Show More Summary

Bobby Valentine Used 9/11 To Take Some More Shots At The New York Yankees

11 months agoSports : With Leather

Let it be said that Bobby Valentine has always had a bit of an inferiority complex when it comes to the New York Yankees. At least that’s how it seemed when he was the manager of the New York Mets from 1996-2002 and again when he joined the Boston Red Sox in the same capacity for that forgettable 2012 season.

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