Sveum Old Story

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

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It Feels a Little 2003 Around Here


My Bobby Valentine

Bobby Valentine
(ESPN handout)

Get Ready for High Ratings on NESN if Sox Brass Hires Bobby V

He's the Right Manager for the Job Alright ...
Bobby's 2002 Mets Meltdown Makes Tito's 2011 Look Like a Very Good Year
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


Here's Looking at You, Tito

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(Boston Globe Photo)

Francona Looks Like He Needs to Take a Chill Pill

Tito's Just a Fan in the Stands

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

Boston Globe:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

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ProJo:

Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

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