The new Red Sox manager is one of a kind He was hired by Lou Gorman. He was fired by George W. Bush. He was Bill Buckner’s roommate. He married the daughter of the man who threw the pitch that led to the most celebrated moment in baseball history.
Bobby Valentine has been everywhere and knows everyone.
He comes as advertised. And we are loving it.
Five weeks into spring training, Valentine got combative with the traditionally carnivorous Boston baseball media. He disputed reports of a rift with general manager Ben Cherington. Later that day, Tony Kornheiser and Mike Wilbon (on ESPN’s ‘’Pardon the Interruption’’) suggested Valentine might be fired before the start of the season.
Wow. Talk about buzz. Even by Boston standards, that seems harsh. Has any manager been rumored to be fired before working his first regular-season game?
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