BASEBALL PREVIEW 2012
He’s brash. Maybe even arrogant. He’s charismatic. And combative. He’s convinced he can win in Boston, and dares you to prove him wrong.
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You think Kevin Bacon is connected? The Hollywood actor has nothing on the Red Sox manager, whose world expands well beyond baseball circles.
A Brookline restaurant has a new hit sandwich, but is its namesake really the inventor of the wrap?
baseball preview 2012
In previous managerial stops, Valentine did a great job of quickly turning around franchises that had fallen on hard times.
Ralph Branca, the famous father-in-law of the Red Sox manager, says the team is lucky to have hired a “wonderful person.”
Bobby Valentine arrived as a big-name manager, but not many of his Boston predecessors had similar billing.
Bobby Valentine isn’t the first man to cross from TV to a manager’s seat. And sometimes time in the TV booth is helpful.
Red Sox preview
Check out the projected lineup and rotation for a team that has much to prove after last season’s meltdown.
Bobby Valentine puts a premium on bullpen flexibility, and relievers can expect the manager to ask a lot of them.
The Red Sox have started 18 players at shortstop in the last 7 1/2 years. And for at least a little while longer, the instability continues.
The Yankees have issues, but they could emerge as the team that’s impossible to beat.
The Phillies, with Jonathan Papelbon in the bullpen, look strong again. But could Arizona spring a surprise?
Are the Red Sox serious World Series contenders? Our baseball writers reveal their choices for the 2012 playoff field.
The longtime radio announcer is entering 30th year with team, and he’s happy listeners know how emotionally invested he is in the team.
The Boston Globe honors the venerable ballpark with a special section full of memories.