Shaughnessy On Gresh & Zo: Why Does It Seem Valentine Is Not In The Loop?

July 16, 2012 12:00 AM
Shaughnessy On Gresh & Zo: Why Does It Seem Valentine Is Not In The Loop?
" The Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy stopped by 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Gresh & Zolak for his weekly “Dan Day” on Monday.

After ragging on Shaughnessy for his attire, Gresh and Zo guys discussed the enigma that is Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine.

The guys discussed Valentine’s comments after Josh Beckett’s most recent start, where the pitcher didn’t feel well while on the hill. Apparently no one filled the manager in on what was going on with Beckett, much like when Valentine didn’t know Adrian Gonzalez had to leave a game with the flu prior to the All-Star break.

This led to the guys questioning the communication between players, trainers and the manager.

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“I think that he is overwhelmed with the number of people, the amount of information and the updates, and it’s not something he gets his fingers on every day,” said Shaughnessy. “When he is asked the questions by the media, it can be a little embarrassing by everybody.”

“(Terry) Francona was very good at that; they’ve gotten away from where the trainers won’t speak to everybody and its all going to through one voice "

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