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The Red Sox had a “really positive” team meeting yesterday

Sep 12, 2012, 9:13 AM EDT

Bobby Valentine AP

Man, if the Red Sox are going to do things like beat better teams in walkoff wins and have team meetings that don’t devolve into chaos, I’m gonna get really bummed out:

Just more than an hour before the Red Sox series-opening game against the Yankees Tuesday, Sox manager Bobby Valentine held a team meeting to reiterate the importance of playing the right way for the final 21 games.

“Nobody really knew what was going on,” said Red Sox outfielder Cody Ross. “We just got together. It was just really positive, and needed. … It was positive. We have 2 1/2 weeks left and the season hasn’t been what we thought it would be, so we can go out and play hard, win ball games and stay positive.”

What next? Valentine says something to the press that isn’t a thinly-veiled plea for help and/or admission of the futility of his lot in life?  C’mon Boston. You’re better than that.

Wait, worse? No, better. Darn this has been a difficult season.

  1. timstl - Sep 12, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Have you guys considered starting a dedicated Red Sox blog? That way all the other drama-addicts can go there, and the rest of us can continue to lead our lives Bobby V-free.

    Just an idea.

    • Glenn - Sep 12, 2012 at 9:39 AM

      Your sentiment is probably shared by most, but your reading of the piece and commenting on it kind of undermines your point.

  2. dowhatifeellike - Sep 12, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    They met to decide on a song to summarize their season. It was a heated discussion, but they eventually went with LMFAO’s “Awful and We Know It”.

  3. bigleagues - Sep 12, 2012 at 10:33 AM


    Over an hour since this post went up.

    Apparently, people don’t like commenting on anything positive that involves Bobby Valentine.

    If it weren’t for the Penn State scandal, Bobby V would have been the most maligned man in North American sports this year. Unlike the persons involved the Penn State mess – much of the Valentine excoriating, if not most, was unjustified.

    • cur68 - Sep 12, 2012 at 11:15 AM

      Oh I think most of the vitriolic people are back on the Brandon Phillips post trying to cover their ass after their comments yesterday. I’m your Huckelberry, though.

      Valentine must go! He sucks!

      • bigleagues - Sep 12, 2012 at 2:43 PM

        What the Huck!

        I admittedly abandoned that carnage. Was more focused on world events yesterday.

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