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Red Sox GM Ben Cherington had a talk with Bobby Valentine about his WEEI interview

Sep 5, 2012, 9:27 PM EDT

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Bobby Valentine’s combative comments Wednesday afternoon on Boston sports radio station WEEI did not go unnoticed in the Red Sox front office.

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, Red Sox GM Ben Cherington had a “brief discussion” with Valentine before Wednesday night’s game against the Mariners. Cherington didn’t describe to Cafardo what was said in the chat, but we’d venture to guess it was the opposite of a pat on the back.

“If I were there right now, I’d punch you right in the mouth,” Bobby V told Glenn Ordway, host of “The Big Show,” earlier today.

The threat was made in a joking manner, and Ordway had just asked Valentine if he was “checked out” for the rest of the season, but baseball teams typically don’t like their managers spouting off on the airwaves.

This is all adds to the growing assumption that Bobby V will be canned sometime near the end of the year.

  1. willclarkgameface - Sep 6, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    It was a nice move for the public to stop buying the papers in which these idiots used to whip up columns, but these “writers” have found their way to all of the local radio shows and are now being stuffed down our throats AGAIN.

    Felger of 98.5 the Sports Hub (the Boston FM sports outlet that doesn’t suck at the teat of the Red Sox) has it right – these baseball writers in Boston say NOTHING. They all have a man crush on the player of the week and will make all of these guys appear to us in the most positive light EVER, so as to not lose access to shit information in the locker room. It sucks. I want NEWS. That’s it. None of them will take a chance and report unfavorably on ANYTHING. Even when they try it comes off as more of an excuse than a correct accusation.

    Sean McAdam is a dink. Right now he is the most guilty of Boston man-crush journalism with Peter Abraham and Nick Caffardo right behind. Mush-mouth Peter Gammons is in the back pocket of the Red Sox and has other problems besides just man-crushing on Dustin Pedroia.

    They suck. They all suck.

    • bw1980 - Sep 6, 2012 at 10:53 AM

      The Boston sports media is pathetic. However, if you are attempting, implicitly, to defend Valentine or paint him as a victim then you are off the mark. Valentine has crashed and burned everywhere becaus he is egotistical and condescending–and that’s a fact.

      • bigleagues - Sep 6, 2012 at 8:31 PM

        Valentine is old-fashioned, a square and not eloquent. That doesn’t make him stupid, egotistical or arrogant – yet that’s how he has been presented by the media and thus that’s how most people in New England who don’t know better, view him.

        Valentine has been the victim of a bizarro character assassination that began the day he was hired.

        What’s the difference between Boston and New York where he lasted SEVEN YEARS?

        A decade & the presence of the Internet?

        Give me an F’in break!

  2. herrick9 - Sep 6, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Good Bye, Good Luck and don’t come back….

  3. mikecubbie69 - Sep 6, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    If Im Theo Epstein, Im probaly thinking that Im so glad to be in Chicago with the Cubs rather than in Boston with the Red Sox, because things seem to have become so much more screwed up there!

    • mazblast - Sep 6, 2012 at 5:49 PM

      Theo’s arrogance and self-promotion at the expense of concentrating on the team is part of the current problem. He left a pile of dung (that’s the polite word) on Cherington’s front lawn. Cherington may in fact be in over his head, but he didn’t hire Valentine (owners) or sign Crawford or Beckett (Theo).

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