Ryan Lavarnway had some great beginnings with the Red Sox.
I've spent the past few days talking myself into the Bobby Valentine era.
This is the last regularly scheduled Nation STATion of the season; that is not to say you have read the last of me, but it is the end of my twice-weekly contributions to CSNNE.com.
It all began when Theo Epstein was named general manager on Nov. 25, 2002.
It all ended when Theo Epstein resigned as general manager on Oct. 21, 2011.
By Art Martone
Welcome toFirst Pitch, aquick spin around the world of Major League Baseball . . . or at leastthe corner of it that most concerns the Red Sox.