Phillies: Bob McClure had rough go of it with Red Sox

Bob McClure Phillies Red Sox
The Phillies’ new pitching coach Bob McClure did not have an easy time in his last coaching job. Credit: Boston Globe

Bob McClure, the Phillies’ new pitching coach, had a tough go of it the last time he held an MLB coaching position.

McClure was unceremoniously fired by the Red Sox in August of Boston’s brutal 2012 season. Sox GM Ben Cherington claimed the firing was strictly performance-based but it was also reported throughout the season that he clashed with then-Boston manager Bobby Valentine.

McClure had been hired by the organization before Valentine came aboard. Things climaxed in an Aug. 1, 2012 radio interview on WEEI when Valentine was asked about visits to the mound.

“When Bob McClure was on his two-week vacation … I’m sorry, not vacation. His two weeks away from the team,” Valentine said, making reference to the time McClure had to leave the organization due to a medical emergency with one of his children.

Valentine was fired by the Red Sox less than two months later after McClure was let go.

The 61-year-old McClure, who was out of baseball last season, was a pitching coach with the Royals and Rockies prior to taking a job in Boston.

His new dugout partner, Ryne Sandberg says he’s quite happy that McClure is now in Philadelphia.

“Bob brings a wealth of experience to our staff,” Sandberg said. “We talked to many good candidates and couldn’t be more pleased to add ‘Mac’ as our pitching coach.”



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Sister of accused Boston Marathon bombers arrested for…

The sister of the accused Boston Marathon bombers was arrested in New York City for threatening a woman over the phone, saying she could "put a bomb on you," police…

Local

Mayor announces public housing improvements

Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke at the Lincoln Houses in East Harlem on Wednesday, calling for the scaffolding to come down at NYCHA complexes across…

National

Peter Theo Curtis: American released by Syrian militants…

An American writer freed this week from two years in the captivity of insurgents in Syria spoke briefly outside his family's Cambridge home Wednesday of…

Local

Bratton defends 'broken windows' work as NYPD support…

Sixty percent of those polled said they support the "broken windows" theory approach popularized by Commissioner Bratton since his first term in the 1990s.

Television

'So You Think You Can Dance' recap: Season…

Season 11’s top four dancers gave their final performances before America’s Favorite Dancers are announced next week.

Going Out

Labor Day in NYC: Make the last weekend…

Soon, it’ll be time for wool accessories and knee-high boots. Even the Pumpkin Spice Latte has already arrived — but we still have one last…

Going Out

Things to do this week in NYC, Aug.…

MUSIC The Electric Zoo Festival Aug. 29-31, 1 p.m. Randall’s Island Park $99-$369, www.electriczoofestival.com The electronic music celebration returns for a fifth year, with 150,000 attendees…

Going Out

5 things to do this weekend in NYC

The Electric Zoo Festival Aug. 29-31, 1 p.m. Randall’s Island Park $99-$369, www.electriczoofestival.com The electronic music celebration returns for a fifth year, with 150,000 attendees expected. David Guetta,…

NFL

Mario Manningham on the bubble as Giants play…

Former Super Bowl hero Mario Manningham hopes his second go-around with Big Blue doesn’t end with Saturday’s final cut day.

NFL

Source: Stephen Hill 'faces a battle' to make…

A team source says Stephen Hill, who has battled injuries and poor performances during his first two years, is no lock to make the Jets’ final roster.

Sports

Serena Williams leaving legacy of talented American women…

It seems only a matter of when, not if, Serena Williams will win her 18th career grand slam championship.

College

When are 2014 college football playoffs? (Schedule, date,…

When and where are 2014 college football playoffs? A look at the schedule, date, TV, time for the semi-finals at championship game.

Food

Recipe: Samuel Adams beer-marinated grilled shrimp

Summer calls for two things: a cold beer and light food. Sam Adams' Latitude 48 IPA fairly bursts with citrus notes, making it an ideal marinade…

Wellbeing

4 healthy ingredient swaps to make your meals…

When it comes to eating well, everyone knows they could be doing better. But cooking in an apartment on a busy schedule is a recipe…

Wellbeing

Heart trumps brain when it comes to movies…

When you need a good cry, do you reach for the movie that’s “based on a true story”? Science says you’re giving your brain far…

Sex

The 10 types of people you meet online

Does it ever seem like online dating profiles tend to get a little repetitive? It turns out you are not the only one to have…