Bobby V winning them over?

With a string of victories and Big Papi behind him, Valentine's on a brighter path

Updated: May 29, 2012, 10:11 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- A picture of every man who has managed the Boston Red Sox hangs on the wall in Bobby Valentine's office in the home clubhouse at Fenway Park. They're to the right of the current skipper's desk, which is cluttered with fan mail, scouting reports and his computer. It's Valentine's way of honoring the century of men who came before him.

Some of those men were loved. Some of them were feared. Some were jeered and hated.

Valentine's future legacy in Boston remains unknown ...

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