About Brien Jackson

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

9 thoughts on “Red Sox fire Bobby V.

  1. Too bad about all those injuries. I don't think any team could have so many players hurt and come through it OK.

    …Oh, wait.

  2. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. I hated Valentine ever since he managed the Mets (and, to be clear, since I think this might be an apostasy, the Mets are my second-favorite team — I'm a New York fan, pure and simple). The owners, in their own way, are even worse, though. Why drag it out to the end of the season? They should have axed him no later than mid-September and let one of the coaches be the interim guy. Aside from torturing Valentine, which I totally approve of, they tortured the rest of the team with Bobby V's continued presence. I can't believe I'm saying this about the Red Sox, but the remaining players after the big trade deserved better from ownership.