Everyone said it was coming. The Boston Red Sox fired man­ager Bobby Valen­tine Oct. 4, the day after the team ended its worst season in more than 40 years.

Former Major League Base­ball arbi­trator and North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Law pro­fessor Roger Abrams spoke with Boston Public Radio that day about the devel­op­ment. Abrams said the firing was no sur­prise con­sid­ering the 69–93 season.

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