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08:12 AM ET 10.04 | Perhaps setting the stage for going down with some fight, Bobby Valentine made his final scheduled local radio appearance of the Red Sox season on Wednesday afternoon. [Valentine] said he was undermined by his coaching staff throughout the season. Asked by Glenn Ordway if he felt the Red Sox' coaching staff and those around him have been loyal to him during the course of the season, Valentine responded, "No." Asked why, Valentine said, "You asked me what I feel. That's what I feel." Ordway then followed up by asking if he felt he was undermined by them, to which Valentine responded "Yes." Asked why, Valentine again said, "[It's] just what I feel." Valentine didn't blame the organization for the picking of his coaches.

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October 4, 2012  08:15 AM ET

Classless act by a classless fool.............

October 4, 2012  08:18 AM ET
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Classless act by a classless fool.............

They can't get rid of this guy fast enough....

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October 4, 2012  08:20 AM ET
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They can't get rid of this guy fast enough....

clem....you called it early on..................Terrible hire..............

October 4, 2012  08:23 AM ET
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I was wondering why V Wrap has been talking to WEEI so much, then I realized he's probably angling for a job there after he's fired by the Bosox.

WEEI is the flagship radio station for Red Sox broadcasts. As part of the agreement, the manager and some front office people routinely interview on that station. Francona did it when he was here. He was paid to do it. Valentine, was not. Another reason to doubt V-Wraps intelligence.

October 4, 2012  08:25 AM ET

Just in case getting swept by both the O's and Yanks to end the sesaon was not enough, Bobby just wanted to make sure that the owners understood what a PR nightmare it would be if he continued as manager.

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October 4, 2012  08:32 AM ET
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It's back to Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN, if he's lucky

Think they'll pair him with Francona?

October 4, 2012  08:35 AM ET

There's absolutely no thought process behind his comments. It's much like the way he manages.

October 4, 2012  08:35 AM ET
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Think they'll pair him with Francona?

Francona will probably get the Cleveland job.

October 4, 2012  08:37 AM ET
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Francona will probably get the Cleveland job.

I know.

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October 4, 2012  08:39 AM ET

The drama isn't going to end when Valentine gets let go, the Sox have some bad years ahead of them. A lot of their young talent hasn't panned out when given the chance the last two Septembers so this could be a very long off season.

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October 4, 2012  08:49 AM ET
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Thanks for the info, I don't listen to WEEI that much so wasn't aware. I guess that must be the station I pick up when I listen to games in the car every so often, I just put the AM on and can until I hear game sounds. Are they somewhere on the FM dial, too?

93.7 FM.

October 4, 2012  08:50 AM ET
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Yeah, it's probably going to be a while. They have money to spend now, but not that much of interest on the FA market...I doubt they'll pick up Hambone and wouldn't want them to.

You mean the 'gold glove' center fielder from Texas?

 
October 4, 2012  08:50 AM ET

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