After learning more about Bobby Valentine, I think that he will bring a much more demanding force to the team. Instead of protecting players the way Terry Francona did with Josh Beckett, who was said he couldn’t start because of intestinal turmoil (in other words, he was out at the bar too late the previous night), Bobby Valentine will throw the time the blood thirsty media, which will help straighten out the players. It will be interesting to watch how the some of the players will react to this new attitude, but part of the reason for last season’s collapse was because the players were lacking a fear for failure. When I say this, I mean the Red Sox did not have the same driving force of fear that other teams had because Francona was softer on the players. Francona will be missed dearly in Boston, but I hope that Bobby Valentine can push the players to a World Series Championship.