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Larry Lucchino and Ben Cherington
(Jim Davis / Boston Globe Staff)

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My Bobby Valentine

Bobby Valentine
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He's the Right Manager for the Job Alright ...
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Sloppy Play? Check. Abuse Problems? Check. Clubhouse Chaos? Check.

"Off the field is a factor and Valentine contributed to some of that himself. When the team went through that terrible losing streak in August, Bobby went through some days of soul-searching and wretched soliloquies that painted the picture of a manager who was adrift -- this at a time when the team needed someone to reign it in and keep it together. I don't think that helped Bobby. Fred Wilpon is very concerned with the image of the New York Mets. He always has been, going back to when they broke up that rabble-rousing bunch of the late '80s. I'm sure the off-the-field distractions were a factor in Valentine's dismissal." -- SI's Tom Verducci on Bobby V's dismissal, 2002

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(Boston Globe Photo)

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