Stamford's own Bobby Valentine was fired as the manager of the Boston Red Sox on Thursday after one dismal season, according to the Hartford Courant.
Under the management of Valentine, the Red Sox finished the season with a 69-93 record, which the Courant says, is the worst in almost 50 years. Valentine described his experience as "incredible," but said he is as "disappointed" in his team's performance this season as its owners and fans.
Valentine began making a bid for the position in November 2011, less than a year after . Prior to that position, Valentine managed the New York Mets, the Texas Rangers and the Japanese Pacific Leagues's Chiba Lotte Marines.
General Manager Ben Cherington said in an announcement that Valentine "did the best he could under seriously adverse circumstances" and expressed his gratitude for the work he did as manager.