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BOSTON (CBS) — A rough year for Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine got even worse in the team’s final week of the season.
Valentine, 62, crashed his bike in Central Park on Tuesday while reading a text message from second baseman Dustin Pedroia, according to The New York Times.
The report said that Valentine ended up with his bicycle at the bottom of a ditch after “he had to swerve to avoid the umbrellas of two French tourists walking in front of him. The bike skidded, and he lost his balance and went careening head over pedals down the side of the hill by the road.”
Valentine suffered minor injuries to his knees and hips.
“I shouldn’t have been reading a text while I was riding. That’s the wrong thing to do,” Valentine said, according to the Times. “But at least I was wearing my helmet.”
On Tuesday night, Pedroia decided to play despite a broken index finger on his left hand, prompting some to speculate he’s already trying to set the tone for next year.
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The season has obviously been a great disappointment and Pedroia admitted it’s been an embarrassment.
So, it seems like only a matter of time before Bobby Valentine is out as manager.
Here is a list of potential candidates to man the Boston bench next season.
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