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No respect for Valentine

Posted by Eric Wilbur, Boston.com Staff  June 13, 2012 11:50 AM

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We know one thing there won't be a lot of tonight in Miami where the Red Sox and Marlins play the rubber game of a three-game series ... respect.

In a Men's Journal survey of 100 Major League players, Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen and Red Sox skipper Bobby Valentine were named two of the least respected managers in the game, garnering a combined, whopping 50 percent of the vote. And Valentine was second with only 14 percent. Ouch.

Even worse, Boston couldn't crack the top three when it came to the question of which city had the most obnoxious fans. Philadelphia, San Francisco, and New York came out 1-2-3, respectively. Now, that's just embarrassing.

A.J. Pierzynski was named the most hated player with 34 percent of the vote followed by Alex Rodriguez and Nick Swisher. Josh Beckett is relieved.

More results here. The issue comes out Friday.

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Eric Wilbur is a Boston.com sports columnist who is still in awe of what Dana Kiecker pulled off that one time in Toronto. He lives in the Boston area with his wife and three children. Comments and suggestions for the best Buffalo wing spots are encouraged.

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