Before Bobby Valentine and the Red Sox, Managers Who Lost Their Clubhouses

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Before Bobby Valentine and the Red Sox,  Managers Who Lost Their Clubhouses
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Bobby Valentine: Open mouth, insert pitching change.

When Tuesday night's 18-3 debacle followed closely on the heels of Monday's Bard-abusing loss and Sunday's inexplicable criticism of Kevin Youkilis, it was unsurprising that Wednesday would bring calls for Bobby Valentine's head on a platter.

You can certainly make an argument that the process that brought his 10-years-out-of-date skipper to Boston was flawed, but fan rebellions come and go—all it takes to assuage the masses is a winning streak and a good move or two.

What will be more crucial in determining Valentine's fate is, if by his decisions and his comments, he has alienated his clubhouse; the hearts and minds of your players are much harder to recapture than those of the fans.

Here are an unlucky seven skippers who might have known when to bunt or hit and run, but couldn't make the right calls when it came to human beings.

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