Bobby V: Lots of support from fans

In his weekly spot with Michael Kay on ESPN Radio in New York, Bobby Valentine said he was busy moving into his new place in Boston and had heard from a few fans in his travels.

“Didn’t sense a lot of anger. Sensed a lot of caring, that’s for sure. Heard a lot more words of support than anything else,” he said.

Valentine said he has no long-term concerns with the team despite its 1-5 start.

“I don’t see anything wrong with this team. I think a lot of things will go right real soon,” he said. “They’re as professional a group as I’ve ever been around.”


Valentine said Josh Beckett, who starts the home opener Friday, is feeling good. “That’s the real good news,” he said. He also said that former manager Terry Francona would be “truly missed” if he doesn’t take part in the Fenway Park anniversary celebration later in the homestand.

Francona told the Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy earlier this week that he would not participate in the events because of lingering bad feelings with the ownership over his departure last fall.

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