Sunday, December 8, 2013
When Bobby Valentine was hired as the Boston Red Sox manager, he showed such enthusiasm for the job.
Now he looks beaten and about to be fired.
When asked how difficult the current six-game losing streak has been, Valentine said, "What difference does it make?"
Boston's disastrous season is not Valentine's fault. But a true leader is there in good times and bad. Valentine looks to be fading away.
The Red Sox have already shown they are moving in a new direction after the mega-trade to the Dodgers. They should replace Valentine now to demonstrate they are working on a new start for 2013.
Meanwhile, the Portland Sea Dogs play their final game today at 1 p.m. at Hadlock Field. Follow @ClearTheBases on twitter.
Kevin Thomas covers baseball and basketball for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. He wisely moved to Maine in 1994 after working for the St. Petersburg Times. He is married to Nancy and they have nine children.
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