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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Francona apologizes to Valentine via text

Message: :x Sorry for the ####### mess I left behind…:-($)

Terry Francona sent a text message to Bobby Valentine, apologizing for causing any commotion in the Red Sox clubhouse on Saturday.

The former Red Sox manager, now an ESPN analyst in town to do Sunday night’s broadcast, held court in Boston’s clubhouse, seated on a stool near Dustin Pedroia’s locker while about a half-dozen of his former players pulled up seats around him.

“Yes, he sent the text message,” Valentine, the team’s current manager, said prior to Sunday night’s rematch between his club and the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. “But it wasn’t necessary.”

... When asked about it on Sunday, Francona would neither confirm nor deny that he sent the text message.

“That’s personal,” Francona said. “I don’t talk about my text messages.”

Repoz Posted: July 29, 2012 at 06:19 PM | 30 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Koot Posted: July 29, 2012 at 06:31 PM (#4195370)
I'm glad the Boston media is all over such an important story.

Message: :x Sorry for the ####### mess I left behind…:-($)


That should be the text Theo sends to Cherrington
   2. Justin T., Director of Somethin Posted: July 29, 2012 at 06:36 PM (#4195379)
Did Bobby V comment on how his pecs looked?
   3. Dale Sams Posted: July 29, 2012 at 06:40 PM (#4195385)
Even when there's no drama there's drama? Where's the story?

That should be the text Theo sends to Cherrington


"Next time you give players away for beans, give me a chance to get off the crapper and chime in."
   4. Joey B. is being stalked by a (Gonfa) loon Posted: July 29, 2012 at 07:23 PM (#4195406)
Absolutely absurd. If anyone ought to apologize, Red Sox management should apologize to Francona and admit what a mistake they made running him out of town on a petulant snit.
   5. Dale Sams Posted: July 29, 2012 at 07:26 PM (#4195408)
Not only that but Tito should have found out who made the 'pills comment' and sued. Or sued the paper. Or I would hope he at least talked to his lawyer. That's seriously ####### with a guys livelihood.

Maybe the guys Tito talked to will go to the FO and pull a 'Band of Brothers' and refuse to suit up for BV.
   6. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 29, 2012 at 07:31 PM (#4195416)
if i were terry and i were so inclined i would send a text image of my nether regions
   7. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: July 29, 2012 at 07:32 PM (#4195417)
Tito failed to do his job last fall. The fact that ownership jumped in and put an even worse management structure in place doesn't absolve him from blame.
   8. Jeff Francoeur's OPS Posted: July 29, 2012 at 07:43 PM (#4195423)
There's not enough popcorn in the world...
   9. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: July 29, 2012 at 07:49 PM (#4195428)
Ooh. Harveys, my number is 555-7845!
   10. Esoteric Posted: July 29, 2012 at 07:50 PM (#4195429)
if i were terry and i were so inclined i would send a text image of my nether regions
Tobias?!? Is that you?
   11. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: July 29, 2012 at 07:55 PM (#4195433)
Those are balls.
   12. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 29, 2012 at 07:55 PM (#4195434)
weirdos

and eso i don't even know what you are trying to say.
   13. Esoteric Posted: July 29, 2012 at 08:00 PM (#4195437)
and eso i don't even know what you are trying to say.
It's an Arrested Development reference. Old, and a bit obscure anyway.

EDIT: Biff got it. And tshipman below me, as well.
   14. tshipman Posted: July 29, 2012 at 08:00 PM (#4195438)
and eso i don't even know what you are trying to say.


Maybe you should take off your assistant skirt and put on your Barbara Streisand in The Prince of Tides ass-masking therapist pants and prove to Esoteric that you're not just a man, you're a man's man.

I'm afraid right now, it looks like you shot your wad on what was supposed to be a dry run, if you will, so it looks like there's a bit of a mess on your hands.
   15. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 29, 2012 at 08:01 PM (#4195440)
This has just become silly now - I am so ####### sick of this season , I can barely watch anymore.

If there was no second wild card, then this ########### season would be over - I wish it was.

   16. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 29, 2012 at 08:03 PM (#4195443)
tship

since i think you post is strange references i will ignore it in its entirety
   17. Xander Posted: July 29, 2012 at 08:06 PM (#4195448)
I'm with Phil on this one. The fact that ownership/management is delusional enough to try and acquire Francisco Liriano gives you an indication of how out of touch they are.
   18. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: July 29, 2012 at 08:08 PM (#4195450)
phil

if it's any consolation the brewers bullpen has made the 2012 season incredibly taxing in that any time the team gets to the 8th inning as a fan you just assume the bullpen will fail in some spectacular fashion and for the last two months that very negative outlook has been proven correct on a repeated basis.

it's a train wreck
   19. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: July 29, 2012 at 08:10 PM (#4195453)
Francisco Liriano? I missed that entirely.

And then they got outbid by the White Sox, who offered assorted smutz they scraped off their shoes?
   20. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: July 29, 2012 at 08:12 PM (#4195455)
I have definitely been watching far fewer Red Sox games than I usually do. Partly I'm busier in the evenings, but this team really offers very little to entertain a fan and combines that with maddening chokes every few nights.
   21. Xander Posted: July 29, 2012 at 08:13 PM (#4195458)
I'm using Cafardo as the source for that:

Nick Cafardo ?@nickcafardo

Red Sox were one of the teams in on Francisco Liriano in the end. Went to ChiSox
   22. Esoteric Posted: July 29, 2012 at 08:15 PM (#4195460)
if it's any consolation the brewers bullpen has made the 2012 season incredibly taxing in that any time the team gets to the 8th inning as a fan you just assume the bullpen will fail in some spectacular fashion and for the last two months that very negative outlook has been proven correct on a repeated basis.
Yeah, sorry about today. But then the Nats' bullpen wasn't much better. It was really a battle of which team's relief pitching was the least incompetent.
   23. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: July 29, 2012 at 08:18 PM (#4195461)
Red Sox were one of the teams in on Francisco Liriano in the end. Went to ChiSox
Thanks.

Judging by the return the White Sox got, Ben apparently bid some AA relievers, at most. Hard to be terribly concerned about that.
   24. Xander Posted: July 29, 2012 at 08:26 PM (#4195473)
It's concerning that they're still in a buy mode, which indicates there's little chance they start selling off spare parts before Tuesday, which is what they should be doing. There's no reason Cody Ross and Aaron Cook need to be on this team in August.
   25. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: July 29, 2012 at 08:31 PM (#4195482)
It's an Arrested Development reference. Old, and a bit obscure anyway.

Obscure? To this crowd?
   26. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: July 29, 2012 at 09:03 PM (#4195496)
if it's any consolation the brewers bullpen has made the 2012 season incredibly taxing in that any time the team gets to the 8th inning as a fan you just assume the bullpen will fail in some spectacular fashion and for the last two months that very negative outlook has been proven correct on a repeated basis.


It's a bit of a consolation - Sox are the opposite with this horrible rotation - I'm basically only watching Clay's starts at the moment. I thought nothing could piss me off anymore and then , this became a story.

I've been really enjoying watching some of the NL teams this year in any case , especially the Pirates.
   27. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: July 29, 2012 at 09:04 PM (#4195497)
weirdos

It's ok. I'm a collector.
   28. Bob Tufts Posted: July 29, 2012 at 10:20 PM (#4195521)
Sox are the opposite with this horrible rotation


ESPN showed a stat that Boston is 10 below .500 with Lester and Beckett - and if they win tonight the rest of the starters would be +10.
   29. Guapo Posted: July 29, 2012 at 11:02 PM (#4195538)
This seems pretty clearly to be a silly story, but it is yet another story whose subtext appears to be a Pedroia v. Valentine dynamic in the clubhouse. I'm wondering if they're going to have to choose between the two.
   30. Xander Posted: July 30, 2012 at 12:12 AM (#4195568)
That's not really a choice.

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