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Bobby V. fires back at Terry Francona

Posted on: February 27, 2012 2:52 pm
Edited on: February 27, 2012 3:25 pm
 
Bobby Valentine

By C. Trent Rosecrans


Well, earlier Monday former Red Sox manager Terry Francona said the Red Sox ban on alcohol in the clubhouse was a "PR move." Current Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine didn't give a "PR" or "PC" response.

"Remember," Valentine told reporters, including the Boston Herald's Scott Lauber, "you're getting paid over there for saying stuff. You get paid over here for doing stuff. I've done both."

It should be noted, Francona's done both too -- and has two more rings than Valentine.

Valentine continued -- "How was it PR?" he asked. "It means like 20 teams are looking for PR and that's why they're making good decisions."

Valentine did say he had the same rule in his last big-league managerial job with the Mets.

With ESPN's penchant to overblow everything Red Sox and Francona on its payroll, it's safe to say this won't be the last time Francona is asked about a Boston controversy -- and Valentine will object to whatever is said. Valentine is always entertaining, and with Francona in his new gig and a microscope on both, there should be plenty of fun for onlookers this season.

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Comments

Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: February 27, 2012 8:22 pm
 

Memories

I can't help it, but everytime I hear Bobby Valentine's name, I'm reminded of his ejection on June 9, 1999, when he managed the Mets.  Playing the Blue Jays, Bobby was ejected for arguing a call in which his catcher Mike Piazza was called for interference.  A short time later, Bobby appeared in the dugout in a Groucho Marx disguise.  It was, at the time, one of the funniest moments I have ever seen in baseball, and still ranks up there with all of the other gags.




Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: February 27, 2012 8:22 pm
 

Bobby V. fires back at Terry Francona

Am i the only one who thinks Bobby V is a scumbag and an idiot. He was annoying as hell on Sunday night baseball, he has no clue what the hell hes talking about.



Since: Nov 18, 2011
Posted on: February 27, 2012 8:12 pm
 

Bobby V. fires back at Terry Francona

Given Valentine's record, he'll someday wish he had kept his mouth shut.



Since: Nov 18, 2011
Posted on: February 27, 2012 8:11 pm
 

Bobby V. fires back at Terry Francona

Bobby Valentine = Buck Showalter = Buddy Bell = Clint Hurdle = Lou Piniella = Jim Tracy = Bud Black = Art Howe = Dusty Baker.  You name the next few.  Manager guys get job after job in MLB even if they fail to win.  Sort of like pitchers. 



Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: February 27, 2012 8:07 pm
 

Bobby V. fires back at Terry Francona

Good for valentine.



Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: February 27, 2012 6:52 pm
 

Bobby V. fires back at Terry Francona

More "knowing" of the sport? That sounds real good. Except that Francona has two rings and Old Bobbie has none. Old Bobbie has been fired more times by quite a few if you want to use that one. He has been fired more so he knows more? That sounds about right.



Since: Jan 11, 2012
Posted on: February 27, 2012 6:41 pm
 

Bobby V. fires back at Terry Francona

BOBBY V IS BETTER THAN FRANCONA  HAS MORE KNOWING OF THE SPORTS SO FRANCONA SHUT UP



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: February 27, 2012 5:56 pm
 

Bobby V. fires back at Terry Francona

Bobby V is more than likely a "scrificial lamb" manager to carry the Dead Flops through until they can dump the clubhouse poison and Cherington can rebuild from the "sins of Theo". Why do you think Theo bolted town? He created a monster that ran out of control and he could not undo it.



Since: Jan 20, 2012
Posted on: February 27, 2012 5:56 pm
 

Bobby V. fires back at Terry Francona

I like both, but let's be clear here. Terry F. has tons more class than Bobby V.



Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: February 27, 2012 5:49 pm
 

Bobby V. fires back at Terry Francona

Bobby V is the man!


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