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Bobby Valentine Bicycles Off Into The Sunset

Bobby Valentine Bicycles Off Into The Sunset

deadspin.com Updated Oct 4, 2012
Here's Bobby Valentine making his great bike escape from Boston reporters today. He was nice enough to hold an impromptu press conference after reporters caught up to him. And then he pedaled on, bicycle against the traffic, borne back ceaselessly into …
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  • People Watch The Red Sox, Even When They Suck, And Other Things…

    People Watch The Red Sox, Even When They Suck, And Other Things About MLB TV Ratings

    deadspin.com Oct 4, 2012
    Attendance is up, but local TV ratings were down six percent across Major League Baseball in 2012. Sports Business Daily has the full rundown of winners and losers. The Tigers were tops in average rating, with 9.13 percent of Detroit televisions tuned t…
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  • Bobby Valentine fired by Boston Red Sox following 69-93 season

    Bobby Valentine fired by Boston Red Sox following 69-93 season

    To the surprise of pretty much no one in baseball, the Red Sox announced Thursday afternoon that embattled manager Bobby Valentine was fired after only one season at the helm.
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  • Schilling may sell bloody sock to cover his loans

    Schilling may sell bloody sock to cover his loans

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling might have to sell the famed blood-stained sock he wore during the 2004 World Series to cover millions of dollars in loans he guaranteed to his failed video game company.
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  • Boston couple plays 'Bucks on the Pond' on date

    Boston couple plays 'Bucks on the Pond' on date

    MLB.com Oct 4, 2012
    When a Boston couple went to a recent Red Sox home game on a ballpark date, and at first they weren't sure what to think when the "Bucks on the Pond" crew approached them during the third inning. New episodes of the hit MLB.com game show are b…
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  • Video - Mint Condition: Schilling's Bloody Sock For Sale? 02:58

    Mint Condition: Schilling's Bloody Sock For Sale?

    Oct 4
    SCP Auctions President David Kohler breaks down the potential selling price of Curt Schilling's bloody sock from 2004 World Series.
  • Video - Francona Reacts To Valentine Firing 05:14

    Francona Reacts To Valentine Firing

    Oct 4
    Terry Francona gives his thoughts on what went wrong with Bobby Valentine in Boston and who should be considered for the next Red Sox manager.
  • Video - Bobby Valentine Fired 06:01

    Bobby Valentine Fired

    Oct 4
    Buster Olney reacts to the Red Sox firing of Bobby Valentine after one season as Red Sox manager.
  • Video - Schilling Calls Valentine's Actions Gutless 01:23

    Schilling Calls Valentine's Actions Gutless

    Oct 4
    Curt Schilling thinks it was inexcusable for Bobby Valentine to say that he was undermined by his coaches.

Sports Columnists

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    Oct 4
    The NFC is the superior conference by far in 2012. That actually keeps more AFC teams in the playoff race, writes John Clayton.
  • Ten things to watch in Western Conference for 2012-13

    Oct 4
    Check out some of the big storylines in the Western Conference this season.
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    Oct 4
    Check out some of the big storylines in the Western Conference this season.
  • The Sports Guy's Thursday NFL Pick

    Oct 4
    A reader named Mike in St. Louis sent me the following e-mail this week: "Simmons, football fans in St. Louis have suffered enough, compiling the wor...