Red Sox fire Valentine after 1 tumultuous season

Updated: October 5, 2012, 3:30 AM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox found out too late that Bobby Valentine wasn't the manager to straighten out a clubhouse of coddled veterans.

They didn't take long to decide that he isn't the right guy to nurture a rebuilding team into a contender, either.

The Red Sox fired Valentine on Thursday, less than one year after he was hired to bring order to the clubhouse that disintegrated during the 2011 pennant race. Instead, Valentine clashed with players, coaches and the media while riding ...

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