Bobby Valentine failed from the start 

October, 4, 2012

Bobby ValentineAP Photo/LM OteroBobby Valentine's time in Boston didn't have to be a seven-month migraine.
NEW YORK -- Before his final game as the Boston Red Sox manager Wednesday, Bobby Valentine walked around the field during batting practice to speak to each of his players, starting at third base and moving to shortstop and eventually making his way to the outfield. He offered handshakes and hugs in what they all certainly understood was a goodbye.