Talk about your delusions of grandeur. Bobby Valentine, in a interview yesterday, claimed that he did a "hell of a job" in Boston as manager of the Red Sox. Valentine went on, “I thought what had to be done there was done except for winning a pennant. But Connie Mack wasn’t going to win with that team.” That team—meaning it was the players who were fully responsible for the 69-93 implosion last year. Of course, the players are mostly responsible, but for Valentine to absolve himself of any blame is beyond loony. Hiring Bobby V. was probably Larry Lucchino's biggest blunder in his decade with the Carmine Hose.