Red Sox get rid of Valentine
Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine walks off the field after relieving starting pitcher Aaron Cook during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore Friday, Sept. 28, 2012.
Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, center left, holds his nephew Connor Valentine before a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Boston Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012.
Major league baseball legendary pitcher and US beef friendly ambassador Nolan Ryan, right, laughs with his friend Bobby Valentine, a manager of the Chiba Lotte Marines of Japan's Pacific League, during a ceremonial first pitch before the start of the game between Chiba Lotte Marines and Orix Buffaloes at Chiba Marine Stadium in Chiba, near Tokyo Wednesday, July 18, 2007.
Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, right, greets Dustin Pedroia, (15), after he hit a sacrifice fly during the ninth inning of a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York Saturday, July 28, 2012. The Red Sox won 8-6.
Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine watches from the dugout during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park in Boston Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.
This April 17, 2012 file photo shows Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine walking back to the dugout after removing starting pitcher Jon Lester during the third inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston.
In this Oct. 4, 1999, file photo, New York Mets pitcher Al Leiter, right, places a doused cap manager Bobby Valentine's head in the locker room after their 5-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds in a baseball game for the National League wild card in Cincinnati.
Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine argues with home plate umpire Alfonso Marquez over a called third strike against Cody Ross in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park in Boston Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. The Yankees won 5-4.
The Boston Red Sox fired manager Bobby Valentine on Thursday after one season in which he failed to bring order to a clubhouse that disintegrated during the 2011 pennant race.