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Bobby V Freak Show

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Bobby V Freak Show

Postby MembersOnlyJacket » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:43 am

10 games in, and another drama. Going after Youk ? Is there a tougher player in the game who does more with less talent ?

http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/extras/extra_bases/2012/04/valentine_youki.html

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Re: Bobby V Freak Show

Postby ctcf » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:54 am

This should be amazingly entertaining. Still, what an ass.

I wonder if ESPN will make a special ticker for this.

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Re: Bobby V Freak Show

Postby MWV » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:58 am

I have a feeling that this thread is going to provide an entertaining diversion throughout the season...

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Postby Post Count Padder » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:42 am

Geez. This is gonna be a circus all year long.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:44 am

Couldn't happen to a classier organization.

At least they aren't eating chicken.
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Postby CubinNY » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:45 am

I almost think Valentine and Ozzy are suffering from borderline personality disorder.

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Postby erik316wttn » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:59 am

I bet Theo's glad he got out when he did.
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Postby PriortoTheoIhadWood » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:06 pm

I LIKE Valentine and still consider that a horrible hire. He's an interesting fellow but IMO just the wrong team and wrong town for him....Then again, he's not an easy fit anywhere.
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Postby davell » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:37 pm

Cherington is sitting there, trying to bite his lip through this stuff. Thank you Larry.

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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:45 pm

Can't wait til they decide to stop paying Bobby because when he interviewed he said that he would be "significantly better" at handling the players in the locker room.

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Re: Bobby V Freak Show

Postby bukie » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:56 pm

I can't believe a man that tried this

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Re: Bobby V Freak Show

Postby Banedon » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:34 pm

“Maybe (that works) in Japan or something, but over here, the U.S., we're on a three-game winning streak,” second baseman Dustin Pedroia said. “We want to feel good and keep it rolling.”

Youkilis, who has struggled but had gotten up to .200 by going 4-for-10 in the first three games of series with the Rays, was stunned by the whole thing, saying, “I'm more confused than anything because I think everyone knows I go out and play the game as hard as I can and it's just my style of play.”

Valentine said he was surprised his comment gained so much attention and added that he had apologized to Youkilis.

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Postby MembersOnlyJacket » Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:14 pm

Banedon wrote:
“Maybe (that works) in Japan or something, but over here, the U.S., we're on a three-game winning streak,” second baseman Dustin Pedroia said. “We want to feel good and keep it rolling.”

Youkilis, who has struggled but had gotten up to .200 by going 4-for-10 in the first three games of series with the Rays, was stunned by the whole thing, saying, “I'm more confused than anything because I think everyone knows I go out and play the game as hard as I can and it's just my style of play.”

Valentine said he was surprised his comment gained so much attention and added that he had apologized to Youkilis.


Bobby is surprised that back-handed swipes at a beloved Red Sox player gained so much attention in the baseball-obsessed Boston media market ? Just wait until the Bruins and Celtics playoff seasons finish...
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Re: Bobby V Freak Show

Postby Crack Wilson » Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:32 am

He is being boo'd unmeciflully by the Boston fans every time he takes the field. They were particularly virulent during that 9-0, in the 6th but coughed up the lead to the YANKEES game!

Heading back to the dugout he had the balls to tip his cap and smile to the crowd.

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Re: Bobby V Freak Show

Postby MembersOnlyJacket » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:39 pm

The Boston Globe:

The original Red Sox lineup had Darnell McDonald playing left field, Kelly Shoppach catching, and David Ortiz hitting sixth. Seemed a little strange given that the Twins were starting a righthander.

Then, after a while, bench coach Tim Bogar posted a new lineup. Ryan Sweeney was back in there, as was Jarrod Saltalamacchia. And Ortiz was hitting sixth.

"The one that was posted was for the lefthander that I thought was pitching today,” Valentine admitted with a hearty laugh.

Salty caught the mistake.



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