Red Sox bring out new manager Bobby Valentine

Bobby Valentine took over as manager of the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, promising to be hardworking, open-minded and even humble as he tries to help the franchise return to the playoffs and forget the disappointment of this season's unprecedented September collapse.

BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 01: Bobby Valentine is introduced as the new manager for the Boston Red Sox during a press conference on December 1, 2011 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Boston Red Sox Introduce Bobby Valentine
BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 01: Bobby Valentine is introduced as the new manager for the Boston Red Sox during a press conference on December 1, 2011 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 01: (L-R) President and CEO of the Red Sox Larry Lucchino, Executive Vice President and General manager Ben Cherington, Bobby Valentine and Principal Owner John Henry attend a press conference announcing Valentine as the new manager of the Boston Red Sox during a press conference at Fenway Park on December 1, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Boston Red Sox Introduce Bobby Valentine
BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 01: (L-R) President and CEO of the Red Sox Larry Lucchino, Executive Vice President and General manager Ben Cherington, Bobby Valentine and Principal Owner John Henry attend a press conference announcing Valentine as the new manager of the Boston Red Sox during a press conference at Fenway Park on December 1, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 01: Bobby Valentine speaks during a press conference introducing him as the new manager of the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on December 1, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Boston Red Sox Introduce Bobby Valentine
BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 01: Bobby Valentine speaks during a press conference introducing him as the new manager of the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on December 1, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 01: Bobby Valentine doesn an interview with the MLB network after he is introduced as the new manager for the Boston Red Sox during a press conference on December 1, 2011 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Boston Red Sox Introduce Bobby Valentine
BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 01: Bobby Valentine doesn an interview with the MLB network after he is introduced as the new manager for the Boston Red Sox during a press conference on December 1, 2011 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 01: A message on the scoreboard welcomes Bobby Valentine as the new manager of the Boston Red Sox prior to a press conference at Fenway Park on December 1, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Boston Red Sox Introduce Bobby Valentine
BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 01: A message on the scoreboard welcomes Bobby Valentine as the new manager of the Boston Red Sox prior to a press conference at Fenway Park on December 1, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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