#BobbyValentineSaidWhat?

How social media brought about the end of the fiery, quotable manager

Originally Published: October 19, 2012
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine
Bobby ValentineBrad Penner/US PresswireValentine dropped incendiary quotes that were immediately digested and tweeted by players.

A FEW HOURS BEFORE the Yankees played their 161st game, CC Sabathia sat in front of his locker staring at his iPhone, checking Twitter. Nearby, Joba Chamberlain waited for his iPhone to ring him into a Skype teacher-parent conference about his son. Freddy Garcia walked into the room, with earphones attached to an iPad, staring at the screen.


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