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Felger & Mazz: Bobby V. ‘A Dope’ For Predicting Championship

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Manager Bobby Valentine #25 of the Boston Red Sox walks onto the field for an umpire meeting prior to the game on May 8, 2012 against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Manager Bobby Valentine #25 of the Boston Red Sox walks onto the field for an umpire meeting prior to the game on May 8, 2012 against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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Felger and Massarotti discussed the Boston Red Sox and Bobby Valentine’s comments about this being a championship team.

“If we play like this the rest of the season, we’re going to win a championship,” Bobby V. said Wednesday after the Sox’ 6-5 win over the Orioles.

Why would he make such a statement?

Felger has the answer for this one, “he’s a dope!”

The Sox are only playing .500 baseball, what makes him think this team is championship caliber?

“I know that’s an overstated line but those are men playing 20 days of real tough, hard ball with hard travel, with hard competition, some weather factors, injury situations that they had to put out of their mind and play the way they played today and play played that way the whole 20 games,” added Valentine.

In that 20 game sample, Felger and Mazz pointed out that the sox were 11-9! Does .550 baseball get you to the World Series?

Felger doesn’t think so, “.550 ball doesn’t get you into the playoffs, even with the extra wild card spot.”

The guys went on to talk about the Sox’ catchers. Kelly Shoppach is looking for more playing time, and could talk his way out of town. Is Ryan Lavarnway the eventual backup catcher?

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