In light of the recent drama in Boston, it’s interesting to see just how predictable this all was…


The media, particularly ESPN, are dumping praise on the Red Sox for hiring Bobby Valentine as their next manager. With a hyperfocus on the beer and chicken clubhouse reports, writers and talkers are telling us that Bobby V won’t stand for that stuff – that he’ll whip this team of veterans into shape and won’t take no guff in the process. We’ll that all sounds nice. Except that Bobby V was fired from his last MLB gig for ‘losing control of the clubhouse’.

It only took the Sox about 100 years to deliberate on this one. After Tito was canned for continuing to be the players’ manager that won two (2) World Championships in eight years, Dale Sveum was scooped by the exiled Theo Epstein. We were told that the choice was down to two guys- Gene Lamont and the inimitable Bobby Valentine. Gene Lamont is a steady, if somewhat…

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