Words can’t describe how much I disliked Valentine, from the second he was hired. Luckily for me, I jumped off the 2012 Sox bandwagon with both feet sometime in late 2011. And absolutely nothing happened to bring me back. I haven’t had such little interest in the Red Sox since I can’t remember when. I went to one game, and I honestly watched maybe 3 games in their entirety. And I’m generally the kind of guy who watches or listens to 120+ games a year.
So let’s rebuild this bitch. The Beckett/Gonzalez trade was a nice start (and I love that the Dodgers didn’t make the playoffs), firing Valentine definitely helps. But I’m not quite jumping back on yet.
In the meantime, go Nationals!