Former Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has been hired as the athletic director at Sacred Heart University. The university in Fairfield, Conn., said Friday that Valentine’s appointment will be formally announced next Tuesday.
The brash and supremely confident manager was fired on Thursday, the day after the finale of a season beset with internal sniping and far too many losses.
It’s almost impossible to hate the Red Sox when they’re this bad. Almost. Stomp them now, before they get good again, which will eventually happen. Eventually.
Of the many current injuries in Major League Baseball, a number of them might have been avoided with a slower progression back to the field. Others appear to be exacerbations waiting to happen.
The Red Sox struggles have made life easier this season for the New York Yankees, but they have not made life better.
In a season with two extra playoff teams and a great deal of parity, virtually every franchise has hope heading into the season’s second half. That’s why you should care about Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic.
Tony La Russa has dropped the ball by not starting fan-favorite knuckleballer R.A. Dickey at the 2012 MLB All-Star Game.
The Red Sox don’t mesh together anymore, and when they face the better teams in baseball — such as the rival Yankees — they simply don’t have enough to compete.
Cano announced the invitations Monday, a day after rosters were announced for the All-Star game July 10 in Kansas City.
According to David Ortiz, all the Big Papi-to-Yankees talk last week was much ado about nothing.
The Yankees are better off without the services of free agent slugger David Ortiz. A mix of controversy, age and lineup inflexibility are reasons why he shouldn’t don pinstripes.
Big Papi in the Big Apple? Sick of the “drama” unfolding in Boston, soon-to-be free agent David Ortiz admitted on Wednesday that he’d consider jumping ship from the Red Sox to the Yankees.
With Yankees general manager Brian Cashman’s contract expiring — and Theo Epstein reportedly jumping ship from Boston to Chicago — another will-he-or-won’t-he discussion is about to heat up.
Craig has been known to be very ‘touchy-feely.’ So it came as no surprise when he expressed a desire to wrap his arms around David Ortiz and give him a big bear-hug to welcome him to New York.
Craig had plenty to talk about on Thursday, beginning with the prospect of ‘Yankees killer’ David Ortiz (who will become a free-agent this offseason) donning the pinstripes.