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N.Y. Reacts To Sox Hire

In Boston, fervent Sox fans — no, there are not any other kind — are crossing their fingers that new manager Bobby Valentine will fix the debacle the 2011 team became. But judging from the reaction down south a ways, there might be cause for concern: Yankees fans are just a little too happy.


  1. Some questioned Valentine's qualifications.
  2. Some saw immediate seeds of dissent.
  3. Many recalled the Mets' failure to beat the Yankees in 2000 when Valentine managed the NL team... and said that past performance guaranteed future results.
  4. A few tried for the lofty philosophical view, or at least objectivity, or at least humor. (Mostly members of the media.)
  5. Then there's the ever-popular golf clap: