Uncle Rico was just made athletic director for Sacred Heart University. Good for him. According to Jerry Spar of WEEI who was there, read HERE, Valentine spoke about the Red Sox in 2012 and said this:
"I thought I did a hell of a job in Boston. I thought what had to be done there was done except for winning a pennant. But Connie Mack wasn’t going to win with that team. It’s six months of a 62-year life. It’s six months of a 42-year career in baseball. It’s a blip..."
How insulting is this guy? Now you know me, I don't care for or root for the Red Sox, but let's not forget that this is still a major league club we're talking about. There is absolutely no way to fully blame the entire Red Sox club for sucking. After all, that's why the manager is there... to manage. The team didn't gel partly because of Bobby and it's a big PART. The team, didn't have respect for their manager and in turn, they didn't do what they needed to win. It's a joint effort for sure... again, Bobby was a big part of that crappy season.
I kind of feel bad for the Sacred Heart players. What's gonna happen when he blows that gig?
And for the record... Connie Mack is rolling over in his grave. It's easy to challenge a dead guy. Come on Bobby, you're better than that...or are you?
Kudos to Aaron Gleeman at Hardball Talk which is where I read this story first, HERE.
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