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Boys in Blue: Bobby Valentine

Bobby Valentine's storied MLB career as a player and manager began in the late '60s and lasted all the way up until 2012. Now a member of the Angels broadcasting crew, his journey started when he was drafted by the Dodgers, which also kicked off a life-long relationship with Tommy Lasorda. Erica Weston sat down with Valentine for this week's edition of "Boys in Blue".
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New York Mets fans will love this Bobby Valentine disguise bobblehead

On June 9, 1999 things went a little sideways for Bobby Valentine and the New York Mets. You likely remember the scene, but we'll re-tell it just to be safe. The Mets and Jays were tied in the 12th inning. Valentine called for a pitchout, to keep Shannon Stewart from stealing second base. His instincts were correct, because Stewart bolted for second base and Mike Piazza's throw was just late.
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Bobby Valentine on the ‘magic’ Mets, the Angels’ mess and his cross-country driving misadventures

ANAHEIM, Calif. — After losing a close election last fall for mayor in his hometown of Stamford, Conn., Bobby Valentine had to figure out what came next. The 72-year-old former Mets manager had been away from the baseball scene for almost a decade after becoming athletic director at Sacred Heart University. Ultimately, his heart took him back to his baseball passion. Valentine has relocated to Southern California, where he serves as a pregame and postgame analyst for Bally Sports West’s Angels coverage. Angels general manager Perry Minasian is a longtime friend; Minasian’s father, Zack, was a clubhouse manager in Texas during Valentine’s...
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The Bobby Valentine Experience: Remembering Lucchino's letter to Sox fans

The Bobby Valentine Experience is one Boston Red Sox fans want to forget, but let's face it: the story of that disastrous 2012 season is fascinating. There was dysfunction from the moment Valentine was hired as Terry Francona's replacement in 2011. Strained relationships off the field and poor chemistry on it resulted in a dismal product. By the time the All-Star break came around, the front office became desperate for their fans' approval.
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How Bobby Valentine pushed Kevin Youkilis out of Boston

Boston Red Sox fans prefer to act as though the 2012 MLB season never happened, and for good reason. The Bobby Valentine Experience made for one of the most tumultuous years in the franchise's history. Valentine replaced Terry Francona as manager in Nov. 2011 following the team's infamous September collapse....
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The Bobby Valentine Experience

Ten years after his memorable year as Red Sox manager, Bobby Valentine shares the stories, scandals and struggles from that season. From confrontations with players to poor communication with his coaching staff, Valentine takes you behind the scenes with what really happened in 2012. Players from the team and media who covered that season offer up their perspective as well. Come ride the rollercoaster known as the Bobby Valentine Experience!
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(00:00) Fred and Rich play more audio from “The Bobby Valentine Experience”. (10:05) Mike Gorman is the voice of the Boston Celtics on NBC Sports Boston – He joins Toucher & Rich for his weekly segment. CONNECT WITH TOUCHER & RICH. Twitter:@Toucherandrich||@fredtoucher||@KenGriffeyRules. Instagram:@Toucherandrichofficial ||@fredtoucher. Twitch:twitch.tv/thesportshub. 98.5 The...
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The Bobby Valentine Experience

In 2011, the Red Sox looked poised to win their third World Series in eight seasons. However, an epic collapse resulted in Boston missing the playoffs. Shortly after the season, it was revealed that pitchers were drinking beer and eating fried chicken in the clubhouse during games in September while the team was falling apart on the field. The "chicken and beer" scandal led to the departure of Manager Terry Francona and General Manager Theo Epstein – two men responsible for leading Boston to World Series championships in 2004 and 2007.
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Mookie Wilson, Bobby Valentine and Jeff Nelson sound off on MLB lockout: ‘It shouldn’t have gotten this far’

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Stamford debate group chooses Bobby Valentine as ‘Man of the Year’

STAMFORD — Five months after participating in a mayoral candidate debate hosted by the State Street Debating Society, Bobby Valentine will be honored by the organization as its “Man of the Year.”. The nonprofit will hold a dinner for Valentine, a Stamford native and former professional baseball manager,...
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