Valentine disappointed with own performance
NEW YORK (AP) -- With the Red Sox far from first place and their chances of reaching the playoffs slim, Bobby Valentine says he is disappointed with his performance.
Hired as manager last fall when Terry Francona left after a 7-20 fade, Valentine's team entered Saturday 13 1/2 games behind the AL East-leading Yankees and 6 1/2 games out in the wild-card race.
Says Valentine: "I'm not doing a good job. I didn't get paid to do anything other than get to the playoffs, win a lot of games, be in the thick in things right down to the end, even be in first place. The team I'm managing is not there. Simple. So my job has not been a good job, if I had to assess."