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Sox about to fire Valentine (or give him a pep talk)?

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08:17 AM ET 09.03 | The Red Sox may be about to change their course yet again in this dispiriting season. Next stop on the Red Sox 2012 death march up the West Coast is Seattle. And principal owner John Henry and general manager Ben Cherington are on Puget Sound waiting for them. Exactly what fate awaits them there, both on and off the field, remains to be seen, as indications grew [Sunday] night that the owners have become increasingly frustrated with the team's shoddy performance of late and want to try to salvage something positive before the season ends. Anything is possible now, from the dismissal of manager Bobby Valentine down to something as simple as just wanting to show support to Valentine and a team that is crumbling before everyone's eyes.

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September 3, 2012  08:52 AM ET

This is news ????????????

September 3, 2012  08:53 AM ET
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This is news ????????????

They've been ready to fire him since day one.........


One of the dumbest hires ever...........

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September 3, 2012  08:58 AM ET

I'm beginning to really like Bobby Valentine

September 3, 2012  09:02 AM ET

It won't make a difference!

September 3, 2012  09:10 AM ET

IMO, he's already quit. Some of the moves he's made in the last few days reek of a man trying to get fired.

September 3, 2012  09:28 AM ET

The players knew that Valentine was close to the bottom of the managers management wanted. To me it was like hiring Casey Stengel Jr. They should have hired , and will end up hiring, somebody that won't be headline material himself everyday.

September 3, 2012  09:41 AM ET

So...they may fire him, but may not.

Cool story.

September 3, 2012  09:48 AM ET
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If they fire him, it would show they know nothing about baseball. Valentine is great with younger teams, get rid of the rest of the dead weight. They shouldn't have never hired him in the first place, shows they don't pay attention.

Larry Lucchino is the one who hired him and he is for certain an idiot.

September 3, 2012  09:49 AM ET
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The players knew that Valentine was close to the bottom of the managers management wanted. To me it was like hiring Casey Stengel Jr. They should have hired , and will end up hiring, somebody that won't be headline material himself everyday.

Not4Nutten but, Casey Stengel was. Great Manager!!

September 3, 2012  09:49 AM ET
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So...they may fire him, but may not.Cool story.

This way they have it covered no matter what.

And don't forget, it's the Herald.

September 3, 2012  09:51 AM ET
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Larry Lucchino is the one who hired him and he is for certain an idiot.

And one evil bastid....

September 3, 2012  09:53 AM ET
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Larry Lucchino is the one who hired him and he is for certain an idiot.

Not4Nutten but, nobody called Larry an Idiot in 04 and 07 Did They?

September 3, 2012  10:03 AM ET
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Larry Lucchino is the one who hired him and he is for certain an idiot.

To be fair, Larry is one of the best executives in the game running the daily operations of a baseball club. He was very instrumental in the refurbishing of Fenway Park and making the team a lot of money in the process. That's where Larry shines.

Larry's problems begin when he starts getting involved in decisions regarding players, coaches or managers. Those decisions need to be left to a baseball man, which Larry is not, although he thinks he is.

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September 3, 2012  10:12 AM ET

Amazing. The Red Sox have gone from the best team in baseball in April 2011, or so I thought, to whatever you want to call this mess. Not sure I've seen a team this good implode this fast in any sport.

September 3, 2012  10:15 AM ET
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Did you see their roster?

Not4Nutten but Larry Luciano has another World Series Ring with Baltimore, a Super Bowl Ring with Da Redskins, and a Final Four Patch! That's what I see!

September 3, 2012  10:25 AM ET
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.Larry's problems begin when he starts getting involved in decisions regarding players, coaches or managers. Those decisions need to be left to a baseball man, which Larry is not, although he thinks he is.

^^^^^^^

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