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Bobby Valentine seems relieved after being fired

Posted by Nick Cafardo, Globe Staff  October 4, 2012 03:44 PM

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You sensed some relief in Bobby Valentine's demeanor after he was fired by Ben Cherington and the owners late this morning at a breakfast gathering at one of the owner's homes.

"I wasn't run out of town. It was quite cordial," Valentine said.

Valentine offered to help the new manager in any way he could. He also offered to help Cherington and the owners with questions on players and the team.

Valentine has a year left on is contract and will likely be paid the full amount - about $2.25 million.

Valentine said he will begin to entertain other opportunities that have begun to flow in. He said he would like to manage again. He would like to be more careful about the situation he would agree to if the opportunity ever comes up again. It appears Valentine may have some TV opportunities.

Valentine was told of the firing first by Cherington.

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Former Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine gave reporters and cameramen the slip on his bicycle Thursday afternoon outside the Colonnade Hotel after he was fired.

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