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"The coaching staff was prepared to do everything that we were supposed to do to help Bobby succeed," Bogar said, "but not once did he portray what he wanted us to do to help him and eventually he shut some of us out completely."
"During the tough times, Bogey was definitely the bridge. He was able to talk to Bobby, and Bobby was able to talk to him, and vice-versa with the players. Bogey was a great bridge communicating to both sides because he understood Bobby the best. Bobby was here only one year, so nobody really understood him or knew him. No one had that long relationship, and it was tough for Bobby, but Bogey knew him from his playing days. And Bogey knew the players and was able to communicate and be the bridge to have things run a little bit smoother than normal."
That in itself is a disloyal comment, inappropriately revelatory of things that should be kept in-house. Being publicly critical of your boss isn't really the sharpest idea.
From everything I've read (admittedly, I'm not as close to the situation as Sox fans, especially Boston-area Sox fans, are), Valentine is a classic bully boss: He screams at or demeans everyone, acts like he's the only one who knows how anything works, won't take any advise from any of his workers, then when things go south he blames those same underlings. I've worked for guys like this, and it's a pleasure to see them leave.
Sure it is; that's why Bogar's talking to the press to begin with. See TFA, wherein Bogar says exactly that: "Now, whenever I get called for another job, the first thing they ask is, 'So what's the deal with what happened between you and Bobby and why would he say you undermined him?' So I have to explain myself."
At this point, I don't think being critical of Bobby V is going to damage your reptuation around the sport, other than with the tiny nitwit brigade that somehow think the genius was done wrong in Boston.
I disagree; would you want someone with sharp knives and the demonstrated ability to use them as well as familiarity and comfort with leaking unflattering information as your #2? What it he doesn't like one of your decisions and nasty second-guessing comes out in the press later? Do you suspect this guy?
I disagree; would you want someone with sharp knives and the demonstrated ability to use them as well as familiarity and comfort with leaking unflattering information as your #2?
Again - we know what kind of guy Valentine is; I'm surprised he hasn't thrown the groundskeeper under the bus yet (maybe that's next week's interview...).
Don't Bogar the objective pipe
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