Curt Schilling is never one to conceal an opinion, about any subject, though this is one he should know something about. The former Red Sox starter told WEEI Bobby Valentine’s Red Sox reign already is turning sour and “quicker than (he) expected it to.”
“I thought that the manager that managed the Mets that I was not a big fan of was now going to be a different manager, and I don’t think there’s anything different at all. And I don’t think that that is going to be conducive to doing well here. There’s a lot of things I think that are happening not just from his perspective, but when you talk to these guys — and I’m still talking to some of these guys — I don’t think this is going well. And I think it’s going bad quicker than I expected it to.”
Schilling was also dismissive of the notion that Bobby Valentine would give Red Sox players the shakeup they needed.
“That’s not a good thing. That’s not a good thing,” he stressed. “Because the game is hard enough to play as it is and challenging enough to play as it is. And every player has their self-doubt within their makeup. The last thing you want to be a wild card in this whole mix is the manager. That’s your stability.”
Though it has yet to hit Boston, this Red Sox season already has a Hindenberg feel. Expect the media to grant Bobby V a honeymoon, since he’s a quote machine, relishes stirring newspaper publishable shit and worked at ESPN last season. Expect that to end abruptly when he falls five games back in April/May.
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