Redoubtable Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Gay has this to say about the Red Sox installation of new manager Bobby Valentine:
The Boston Red Sox installed Bobby Valentine as their new manager early Thursday evening. But you already know this. Besides winning world championships, it is the organizational mission of the Red Sox to absorb every last drop of attention and oxygen out of baseball’s atmosphere, until an astronaut on Mars is wearing a “B” logo cap and a third of all babies born (male or female) are named Pedroia. Or at least Youkilis.
Like their biggest rival, the New York Yankees, the Red Sox are a ravenous beast that eats everything in sight. Four other baseball organizations have changed managers for 2012—the Marlins, the Cubs, the White Sox and Cardinals—with nowhere near the fuss, hand-wringing and over-analysis.
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