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FILE-This Nov. 21, 2011 file photo shows ESPN analyst Bobby Valentine smiling as he answers questions from reporters following his interview for the vacant Boston Red Sox manager position, at Fenway Park in Boston. A person familiar with the decision says the Boston Red Sox have chosen Bobby Valentine to be their next manager and were working to complete a contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday Nov. 29, 2011 because no announcement had been made. (AP Photo/Bizuayehu Tesfaye, File)

FILE-This Nov. 21, 2011 file photo shows ESPN analyst Bobby Valentine smiling as he answers questions from reporters following his interview for the vacant Boston Red Sox manager position, at Fenway Park in Boston. A person familiar with the decision says the Boston Red Sox have chosen Bobby Valentine to be their next manager and were working to complete a contract. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday Nov. 29, 2011 because no announcement had been made. (AP Photo/Bizuayehu Tesfaye, File)

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.