Bobby Valentine: Red Sox Manager Explodes During Radio Interview

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer ISeptember 5, 2012

Aug 29, 2012; Anaheim, CA, USA; Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine (25)  reacts during the game against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

The frustration of the Boston Red Sox's disappointing season came to a boiling point for manager Bobby Valentine on Wednesday, when he blew up on The Big Show radio host Glenn Ordway.

When asked if he had given up on the season with the Red Sox 14 games back in the AL East, Valentine didn't mince words, per

What an embarrassing thing to say. If I were there right now, I'd punch you right in the mouth. Ha, ha. How's that sound? Is that like I checked out? What an embarrassing thing. Why would somebody even, that's stuff that a comic strip person would write.

We can only be thankful Valentine wasn't in the same room as Ordway, or the Red Sox's season could have gone from bad to worse in a hurry.

Valentine was also asked about his late arrival to Saturday's game against the Oakland Athletics, to which he replied, "I shouldn't have to explain that. That pisses me off." 

Valentine noted that he was waiting for his son at the airport in San Francisco and his son arrived late. 

As if the Red Sox needed any more drama. If the Red Sox were featured in a reality TV show, they'd receive an "A" for the entertainment they provide. Unfortunately, this is baseball, and their season has been a failure, evidenced by their decision to ship Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett to the Los Angeles Dodgers in late August.

The Red Sox are currently 63-74. They are 14 games behind the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles for the division lead and 14 games back in the wild-card race. They have gone 1-3 in September after a 9-20 record in August.


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