Red Sox' Skipper Bobby Valentine Would Like to Punch WEEI Host in Mouth
Bobby Valentine had a minor, mental breakdown on a WEEI radio show on Wednesday, and it was brilliant.
The Red Sox skipper is having what we in the business like to refer to as a bad year. His team is floundering and people are calling him out for pretty much phoning in the rest of the season.
He takes a tad bit of exception to that sentiment. In fact, he wants to punch you in your smug little face if you question him.
Big Lead Sports has the audio of Bobby Valentine pretty much losing it in an interview with Glenn Ordway and Michael Holley on Boston’s WEEI. The fun starts at about the 2:55 mark.
It's just too bad that crazy isn't considered cute, because Valentine would have been absolutely adorable in this fine interview.
It all starts with questions on him showing up late to a recent game, via Big Lead Sports.
WEEI: You do get the impression that maybe you’ve kind of checked out. Have you checked out of this?
BV: What an embarrassing thing to say. You know, if I was there I’d punch you right in the mouth. How’s that sound?
The manager chuckles a little to ease some of the tension, but the remaining minutes are like a rollercoaster, with the highs featuring Valentine becoming more irate the more he is questioned on this tumultuous season.
He continues, via SportsGrid.
Why would somebody even, that’s stuff that a comic strip person would write. If someone’s here, watching me go out at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, watching me put in the right relief pitchers to get a win, putting on a hit-and-run when it was necessary, talking to the guys after the game in the food room — how could someone in real life say that?
Valentine pretty much describes the job of a MLB manager as if plucked from a resumé. I am sure it doesn't help that he also features on the cover of the latest Sports Illustrated you can view over at SportsGrid.
That pretty much says it all.
The Red Sox recently went on a seven-game losing streak and are now 14 games back of the division lead. More than that, the pressure of the Boston media seems to be getting to the man in charge.
More than games, Bobby Valentine is losing his mind. This will be a rather interesting month for the skipper and his Red Sox clubhouse.
We need more interviews, immediately.
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