Lucchino: Bobby's 'right guy at right time'

April, 3, 2012
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Boston Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino, appearing on ESPN Radio's "The Herd" with Colin Cowherd on Tuesday, gave manager Bobby Valentine another vote of confidence amid questions raised recently by former Sox pitcher and current ESPN analyst Curt Schilling

He said Valentine has come in "like a defibrillator" and helped players focus on the new season. He dismissed Schilling's strong comments doubting Valentine's fit in Boston and said he believes Valentine is "the right guy at the right time for this team."

"Fortunately Curt Schilling is not part of the governance and decision-making apparatus of the Red Sox," he said.

Lucchino also said the team's collapse last season was due to a deficiency in pitching more than anything else.

"There was no one to go out and just put a halt to it, no one who was on top of their game at that time of the year," he said.

To listen to the radio interview, click HERE.

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