Bobby Valentine threatens to punch radio host in the mouth

Bobby Valentine: "If I were there right now, I'd punch you right in the mouth"

9/6/12 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Blog Photo - Bobby Valentine threatens to punch radio host in the mouthAnother day, another example of why Bobby Valentine should be fired. Immediately.

In an interview yesterday afternoon with WEEI radio host Glen Ordway, Valentine flew off the handle in a way we haven't seen from any manager in a long time.

When asked if he had basically "checked out" from the Red Sox, Valentine got pretty upset, and said that if he would punch Ordway in the face if he were there with him.

FULL TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW HERE

When asked why he showed up to a game in Oakland only a couple hours before game time, Valentine justified it by saying that Rays manager Joe Maddon showed up for games at 4:00 every day.

Unfortunately, Valentine didn't really do his research before making that claim. Maddon, who says he was amused by Valentine's comments, shows up just as early as any other manager... closer to 2:00.

The more you hear Valentine speak, the more apparent it is that he's simply not cut out for this job.

Valentine has gone from being a sympathetic bumbling figure to a napalm-flinging clubhouse cancer. At every turn, the front office has to put out another fire set by Valentine, as he tries to cover his butt after another lackluster performance by the team.

The Red Sox will undoubtedly have a new manager by Opening Day 2013, but they need to make a change NOW, before it gets even worse.
Notify me by email about comments that follow mine. Preview

9/7/12   |   rhracer   |   987 respect

This is a good thing he is gone, really messed up the team. I hope he doesn't get back in the booth, he was bad there too!!  He can dish it out but cannot take it. Good by Bobby for good I hope!

9/7/12   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

" napalm-flinging clubhouse cancer"



Love it!

9/6/12   |   gad4200   |   11 respect

i think he wants to get fired

9/6/12   |   mcleodglen   |   32 respect

Don't you just love Bobby for that?

9/6/12   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

chevleclair wrote:
Aww, did the New York interviewer get his feewings hurt...poor baby.

That aside, Valentine has something that the Sox players truly lack, and that's heart. The players blamed Francona (who led them to two world titles) for their meltdown last year, and GM Theo Epstein (good one, fellas, finally you couldn't use a long dead Babe Ruth as an excuse, now). So, Bobby Valentine now is a lightning rod for hate. Granted, he should have known this was coming, but still, to all those moron reporters, if you don't like the answers, don't ask the questions.

1) It was a Boston interviewer.
2) Valentine has done nothing this year to demonstrate that he's a competent manager. Whether it's completely mismanaging the pitching staff or batting Scott freaking Podsednik 3rd... he has been screwing up all year, on and off the field, and there's no reason to keep him around.
3) The team is clearly moving in a different direction, and firing the manager is the next logical (and necessary) step.

9/6/12   |   chevleclair   |   378 respect

Aww, did the New York interviewer get his feewings hurt...poor baby.

That aside, Valentine has something that the Sox players truly lack, and that's heart. The players blamed Francona (who led them to two world titles) for their meltdown last year, and GM Theo Epstein (good one, fellas, finally you couldn't use a long dead Babe Ruth as an excuse, now). So, Bobby Valentine now is a lightning rod for hate. Granted, he should have known this was coming, but still, to all those moron reporters, if you don't like the answers, don't ask the questions.

9/6/12   |   ironhead_mike   |   9776 respect

How much more does this clown need to do in order to get fired? Nearly everyday he does/says something else that is stupid. Somebody please put this guy out of his misery. It's quite clear the players are not playing for him.