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Give Me Bobby V Over Ben Cherington

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Bobby Valentine appeared on Costas Tonight on the NBC Sports Network. Even before the piece aired, members of the media and blogosphere were up in arms about Valentine’s accusations that David Ortiz quit on the team this past summer. What few will do outside of yours truly is give a balanced view of how they see the […]

Bobby V Not the Only Manager that Needs a Good Weekend

Friday, April 20th, 2012

It’s Bobby Valentine vs. Joe Girardi this weekend. We all know that Valentine needs a big weekend, but the manager opposite of him might need to come away with a series victory, as well. Valentine’s controversial comments about Kevin Youkilis‘ commitment rankled Red Sox Nation- specifically Dustin Pedroia- but the struggles on the field shouldn’t be a […]

Listen to the Opening Weekend Roundup at 8pm

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

I recap some of the fun results from the first weekend of the regular season. Hear my thoughts on the homegrown Mets, Mariano Rivera, the shift, John and Suzyn on the radio, and Bobby Valentine doing a show in New York. Dan Levy of the Bleacher Report, and formerly the Sporting News and Washington Post, will […]

Bobby V on ESPN 1050 Each Week, What Do You Think?

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

In an interesting turn of media events, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has signed up for a weekly segment with Michael Kay on ESPN 1050. The news was broken by Daily News media columnist Bob Raissman. I have never heard of an out of town manager having a weekly segment on an opposing city’s station. In a way, […]

Yanks- Red Sox Won’t Be the Same Again

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

When it was announced that Bobby Valentine would be the new manager of the Red Sox, I wrote how this would “spice up” the rivalry with the Yankees. Although we saw some of that in action this week with the comments Valentine made about Derek Jeter (’01 flip) and Alex Rodriguez (Varitek brawl), don’t be […]

Grapefruit Roundup Tonight at 8pm

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Erik Boland, Yankees beat reporter for Newsday, will kick off the show. We discuss Bobby Valentine‘s comments and some of Erik’s early observations from Steinbrenner Field in Tampa. Here Vinny Cartiglia of Metsblog, who spent the last few days watching the team work out in Port St. Lucie. Finally, the newest Mets Hall of Famer, […]

The Boston Red Sox Home Locker Room Powered by Gatorade

Monday, February 27th, 2012

If you logged onto ESPN.COM this weekend to read the story about Bobby Valentine banning beer in the locker room, you were greeted at the top of the page with a link to a site sponsored by Budweiser.  The story writes itself, but I’ll take a stab at the bigger picture. If you’re a Major League Baseball Player […]

MLB Clubhouse Ban on Alcohol Should be the Standard

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Why is the Red Sox decision to ban alcohol from the clubhouse a news story? It’s a rhetorical question since its Bobby Valentine’s first step in cleaning up the lax atmosphere that helped doom the Sox last September. I think Valentine’s response, however, tells you that this is a practice that is largely accepted around […]

Bobby V Predicts Patriots Super Bowl Victory

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

We knew Bobby Valentine was going to find a way to spruce up the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry, but it looks like he’s “all-in” as a Bostonian with his Super Bowl XLVI prediction via Erik Boland of Newsday: At charity event last night Bobby V told Newsday (& the other outlets happening to be there) he’s […]

Watch: Bobby V in Japanese Music Video

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

Found this courtesy of Sports Grid. Bobby Valentine is a known ballroom dancer, so I guess we know where he gets his moves from. This is an interesting side of Bobby V, to say the least.