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Hey, Valentine: the problem was you

IN READING former Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine saying that he could have won with the team’s personnel changes this year, I was left scratching my head and laughing out loud (“Valentine’s say,” Sports, Oct. 22). The Red Sox’s failings under Valentine had far more to do with a management style that simply poisoned the clubhouse than the team’s roster. Talent is obviously needed to win, but a team is not brought together by a manager who attempts to motivate his players through public humiliation, or who creates a politically divided clubhouse where trust is lost and coaches who are purportedly aligned with either the players or the manager do not speak to one another.

No, I don’t think Valentine could win in any sport the requires playing as a team.

Gary Solomon


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