Red Sox fire Valentine

The Boston Red Sox fired manager Bobby Valentine on Oct. 4 after one season in which he failed to bring order to a clubhouse that disintegrated during the 2012 pennant race.

Bobby Valentine

1990: TEXAS RANGERS MANAGER BOBBY VALENTINE DURING A RANGERS VERSUS OAKLAND ATHLETICS GAME AT THE OAKLAND COLISEUM IN OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA.

Bobby Valentine

New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine crosses his fingers as he makes his way to the dugout after opening day ceremonies April 3 at New York's Shea Stadium. The Mets got off to a good start, beating the San Diego Padres 2-1.

Bobby Valentine

Japan's Chiba Lotte Marines' manager Bobby Valentine (top) of the U.S. is tossed into the air by his teammates after winning the final of the baseball Asia Series 2005 at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, November 13, 2005. Marines beat Lions 5-3. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Bobby Valentine

Chiba Lotte Marines manager Bobby Valentine is surrounded by Japanese children before a friendly baseball game between U.S. embassy employees and Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party's freshmen at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo March 15, 2006. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Bobby Valentine

ANAHEIM, CA - July 12: (L to R) ESPN's Bobby Valentine, Joe Morgan and Chris Berman broadcasting during the 2010 State Farm Home Run Derby at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 12, 2010 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Getty Images)

Boston Red Sox Introduce Bobby Valentine

BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 01: (L-R) President and CEO of the Red Sox Larry Lucchino, Executive Vice President and General manager Ben Cherington, Bobby Valentine and Principal Owner John Henry attend a press conference announcing Valentine as the new manager of the Boston Red Sox during a press conference at Fenway Park on December 1, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Boston Red Sox Introduce Bobby Valentine

BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 01: Bobby Valentine is introduced as the new manager for the Boston Red Sox during a press conference on December 1, 2011 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)