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Sox brass support Bobby Valentine

Updated: August 7, 2012, 6:08 PM ET
By Gordon Edes and Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Given an unqualified vote of support from team ownership Monday, Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine gave a qualified response in reaction.

"I regret that they had to do it," he said after the Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 9-2. "If our record was better, they wouldn't have to do it. Totally appreciated, though. They felt it was necessary. They think it was good for the guys."

Principal owner John W. Henry, in an email sent to reporters shortly after general ...

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