"hopefully the sox can make the playoffs "
If the Sox make the playoffs then Bobby would be a miracle worker.
I was replying to your comment about Tony LaRussa, not Terry Francona. Terry "only" has two World Series rings, Tony has three.
Are you 100% certain your descriptions are exactly what happened?
Because if you are, please get some stuff from Beckett's manager that demonstrates his knowledge and handling of the matter.
Take your time.
Under the circumstances of the new season, Mr. Valentine is often the subject of discussion.
I've been a critic of his prior to his hiring, when the rumors first arose he was being considered. For a lot of fans, it became a hot topic, pro and con.
In his opening days as the new Sox skipper, he stepped on his tongue over players not returning phone calls by complaining to the media. At the start of the season, he questioned Kevin Youkilis' commitment, and has badly handled his pitching staff. Some fans have suggested players are not in shape, and are not playing with intensity - the team looked as though last September spilled into April.
So whether on the part of clubhouse speeches by the players themselves, or Valentine or a combination of the two, the Sox have been playing a bit better as of late and under circumstances that has everyone seeing names that should not be on the field because of injuries, Valentine, despite all his shortcomings has done well recently, all things considered.
But that's just my opinion.
Well, maybe Bobby wants to take Karl Malden's place doing ads for AMEX.
Don't leave home without gets replaced by don't get fired without it!
I see your point, sort of.
So if you're not going to compete seriously, not spend money, have a mess at the GM position and have just fired one of the most popular managers in a very long time, you might as well entertain the fans by giving them a new object to play with?
Okay, I can see that.