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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:07 PM

Bobby Valentine: 'Connie Mack wouldn't have won with that team'

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) -- It didn't take long for Bobby Valentine to move past his year to forget in Boston. Of course, there was a new challenge to help him along the way.

Some five months after being fired as manager of the Red Sox, Valentine was introduced Tuesday as the new athletic director of Sacred Heart University.

Valentine, a Connecticut native who lasted just one season with Boston, will take over a program that competes in the Northeast Conference and has 31 teams, including baseball.

"I don't look back," Valentine said, as he flashed his traditional array of smiles. "I don't do that stuff. Maybe one bike ride and I said `Oh, darn'. Maybe, I don't know. It wasn't my first rodeo. It wasn't the first time I was fired and it probably won't be the last time."

The high-profile hiring by the Pioneers brought a packed crowd to his press conference at University Commons. Approximately 300 people attended, including several athletes.

Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mlb/news/20130226/bobby-valentine-sacred-heart-red-sox.ap/#ixzz2M45P8ev8

I think they should all shut the fuck up after last season there. A shitty management job with a shitty team.



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Response to madinmaryland (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:15 PM

1. the trouble certainly started before he got there. but if the team were gas, he was a match.

One of the all time epic fail examples of managing a baseball team!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:21 PM

2. It definitely was, though it was sure fun watching joeybee squirm through a season when they

lost 10 more games than the Pittsburgh Pirates did!



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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:24 PM

3. As a Sox fan since 1967, I have to admit to relishing all of the various unique ways they lost last

year! If your team is going to suck, it may as well really, really suck!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:30 PM

4. As a Pirates fan since the late 60's also, I have learned over the last twenty

how a team has perfected suckitude and how to break its fan's hearts.


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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:49 AM

5. There's some truth in that.

I just hate mediocrity.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:01 AM

6. this year for them could define mediocrity....team looks good on paper, but will they play?

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:07 AM

7. 85 wins - third place.

The AL East could be pretty exciting this year - the Yankees don't have much depth and there is good parity within the division. On paper.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:40 AM

8. 97 wins...they take the division....nt

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 12:14 PM

9. oh, if only...if the players play like they are capable of, and Farrell smooths their feathers...

it could be quite a turnaround. We shall see!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 12:19 PM

10. Well, its easy to be optimistic in February!

They certainly do have the talent...and they could be ready to play simply because they want to put as much between this year and last as possible!

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 01:13 PM

11. more wins than the Nats had last year

Quite the optimist aren't you Joey. LOL

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Response to TZ (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 01:31 PM

14. I think it will take 97 wins to take the division...

Never count out Satan, and Baltimore and BJ's will be good, although Toronto will be nowhere as good as the salivating dipshits at ESPN think.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 01:23 PM

12. If I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 01:30 PM

13. Hah!

I am right, and you know it!

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 01:48 PM

15. I'd like to think so!

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