Bobby Valentine’s first year as manager of the Boston Red Sox has been a harrowing journey for all involved. Replete with gaffes, misfires and general ineptitude, the 2012 season has been one fans likely won’t soon forget.
The eminently quotable manager has, despite the utter lack of compelling material on the field, continued to make headlines. He has lived up to his reputation as a man who never met a microphone he didn’t like.
Having labeled the Boston media “ever-present” on the Dan Patrick Show back in July, Valentine seemingly realizes that maybe it is best to sometimes keep his mouth shut. Obviously, this type of restraint is simply not in his DNA.
He is a man who has no problem putting his emotions on display, and in doing so has set one ignominious record for Sox managers: more ejections in a season (six) than anyone in the history of the franchise (via RedSox.com).
Despite the team’s pitiful performance this year (69-85 with eight games to go), fans will at least have a year’s worth of Valentine quotes to fondly reflect upon.
Sometimes delusional, sometimes hilarious but always entertaining, here are the top 10 quotes from Bobby V this year.