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Le Grand Fromage

Bobby V and the Red Sox? Oh, man, it’s just too good not to happen. Sensitive, bright, smug, insufferable, and just this side of self-parody–they are made for each other. Bobby V will make it even easier to despise the Sox.

Imagine Buck Showalter vs. Bobby? Then add dd Joe Girardi’s tight ass? Never mind Joe Maddon. That’s a lot of gamesmanship from the top step of the dugout in the AL East. Oh, man, for pure entertainment value, this will be rich if it happens. And it looks like it will.

For more on Bobby V, check out Chris Ballard’s 2007 SI profile.

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1 The Hawk   ~  Nov 22, 2011 10:13 am

Please please please please please please please!

2 Chyll Will   ~  Nov 22, 2011 10:13 am

Not sure how much you can believe Abraham these days as he writes like he's typing with one hand and shaking a pom-pom with the other. But if Valentine really still whirls like the dervish he'd been throughout his Mets tenure, he's right that the Ded Sox are in for a helluva ride. The AL East would be an amazing beast if Cito was still managing in Toronto.

3 Ara Just Fair   ~  Nov 22, 2011 10:24 am

Put a tent on that circus.

4 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 22, 2011 10:32 am

Bobby V is an Achiever!

5 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 22, 2011 11:06 am

Hmm . . . are the Sox's owners being smart, or are they intentionally creating a ten-ring circus to distract the populous?

If I was Ben Cherington, I might be wishing I jumped ship with Theo.

6 Sliced Bread   ~  Nov 22, 2011 11:44 am

The Red Sox can't hire Valentine until...

Fill in the blank. I go first.

The Red Sox can't hire Valentine until they confirm Sandusky's unavailability.

7 Sliced Bread   ~  Nov 22, 2011 11:49 am

... until the Congressional Super Committee says so.

8 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 22, 2011 11:50 am

6) Dude, that is cold. Ice cold.

9 Sliced Bread   ~  Nov 22, 2011 11:53 am

... until he makes a convincing case why the douchiest man in baseball should be allowed to front the douchiest franchise in sports.

10 Sliced Bread   ~  Nov 22, 2011 12:03 pm

8) yeah, I regret that one. I was looking for a drastically unappealing name and immediately hit that one.

11 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 22, 2011 12:09 pm

10) Yeah, that one gets the Gas Face. The others, though, good.

12 Sliced Bread   ~  Nov 22, 2011 12:31 pm

11) thanks, man. Sorry again. Really bad joke. Stupid and insensitive.

13 thelarmis   ~  Nov 22, 2011 12:37 pm

[6] that was waaaay beyond awful and completely uncalled for.

[12] glad you recognized...

bobby v & the shit sox are perfect for each other. i think we can add the toronto manager to the mix as he was the vaunted and 'irreplaceable' boston pitching coach and seemed to be their top choice for manager, in the beginning.

14 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 22, 2011 1:52 pm

12) You get a pass, s'alright.

15 Chyll Will   ~  Nov 22, 2011 2:36 pm

[13] Toronto put the kibosh on a reunion as soon as it was mentioned. He's their manager for the foreseeable June.

If Valentine is hired this week, Ben Cherington will be eaten alive with dijon mustard at the Winter Meetings. I reserve the right to rechristen the Ded Sox as the Almond Joy Boys or that Heavenly Coffee Crew (if you're into commercials, you'll figure it out faster than most...)

Hang in there Slice, we got you mang! >;)

16 Bruce Markusen   ~  Nov 22, 2011 7:41 pm

I've interviewed Valentine in the past, and while he's a little bit weird, he's also a very smart baseball man. He's innovative, and willing to be innovative, which puts him ahead of a lot of other managers. I also have a lot more respect for Valentine after reading about his involvement in the post-September 11th efforts. He really did a lot to help people in need, while reaching out to the fire departments in New York. All in all, I like him.

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