File this under the no-kidding category: The Red Sox just fired Bobby Valentine. GM Ben Cherington will lead the search for a new manager, the team said. Maybe this time, John Henry, Larry Lucchino and Tom Werner will actually let the GM pick the manager.
Lucchino's hand-picked choice got plenty of pub -- for all the wrong reasons. Bobby V, as it turns out, is the first guy whacked after one year with the Sox since 1934 after leading them to their worst record since 1966.
Wonder if he can trade jobs with Terry Francona again and head back to the ESPN booth.
Talk about the postseason and the Bobby V firing in our live chat here at 2.
AP Photo: A glum Valentine watches a 14-2 loss during Wednesday's finale in New York