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08:12 AM ET 09.17 | Yet again, Bobby Valentine did things his way Sunday. How else to explain the dumbfounding decision to lift shortstop Jose Iglesias in the middle of an at-bat during [a 5-0] loss to the Blue Jays? The game was scoreless in the seventh when Iglesias stepped to the plate against reliever Brandon Lyon with Pedro Ciriaco on first. Iglesias, mired in a 2-for-28 slump since joining the team in August, worked the count to 2-2 as Ciriaco stole second. Out of the dugout came Daniel Nava, a .217 hitter with runners in scoring position. Back to the bench went Iglesias, bat in hand. Nava grounded to first. Wait, what? ... [With the Sox] evaluating Iglesias and his bat for next season, the move defied reason.

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September 17, 2012  08:27 AM ET

His Spikes were probably not tied properly!!

September 17, 2012  08:29 AM ET

I would bet my bottom dollar Inglesias missed a sign or two...

September 17, 2012  08:34 AM ET

Bobby V is trying to demonstrate that he is still managing and that he hasn't "checked out". But changing a hitter in mid-count is overmanaging.

September 17, 2012  08:34 AM ET

Really? Is anyone paying attention? Even the rats have left the building.

September 17, 2012  08:35 AM ET

It will be nice when the WS is over and the Bobby's stories will stop after he is fired.

September 17, 2012  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Bobby V is trying to demonstrate that he is still managing and that he hasn't "checked out". But changing a hitter in mid-count is overmanaging.

Not if he missed a sign ....did it quite a few times when managing the Mets...

September 17, 2012  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Bobby V is trying to demonstrate that he is still managing and that he hasn't "checked out". But changing a hitter in mid-count is overmanaging.

I think he's a nut job.

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September 17, 2012  09:12 AM ET

I guess the Boston media is going to ride this horse through the end of the season...

This team needs a major overhaul. A new manager fixes nothing.

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September 17, 2012  09:18 AM ET

Not to worry, we have the Patriots now. Errr, never mind.

September 17, 2012  09:23 AM ET

wiseup: Bobby V. is doing every thing he can to get fired immediately. That way he wont have to endure the last two weeks.

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September 17, 2012  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

It's a beginning.

I'd say shipping $550M worth of contracts to the Dodgers was the beginning, not firing a much-maligned manager.

Then again, I didn't spend my weekend in the clutches of an ether binge, so we probably aren't seeing from things the same perspective.

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September 17, 2012  09:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Improvement starts at the top.

And to you Bobby Valentine represents the top?

Ether's a hell of a drug.

<flips quarter to Rick James via Dave Chapelle>

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