Valentine Unhappy With Media Questioning His Integrity

September 6, 2012 12:00 AM
Valentine Unhappy With Media Questioning His Integrity
" BOSTON (CBS) – Wednesday was a very trying day for Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine.

His integrity was questioned, and that’s not something Valentine will stand for. And he let the press know his displeasure prior to Boston’s 2-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners, which closed up a 1-8 road trip.

“If anyone in this room wants to question my integrity, I will ask someone to referee,” he told WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Jon Miller.

Valentine On Wednesday’s Comments: 

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Valentine said he was joking earlier in the day when he told a local radio host he would punch him for asking if he had “checked out” on the season.

“I don’t think physical violence is necessary for a 60-year-old,” said Valentine. ”But I think I made the point, though, that there are lines that should be drawn in the sand when someone is trying to be professional and sounding unprofessional. It’s better to be abrupt and then let everyone know you’re kidding.”

Recap: ‘Not A Good Road Trip’ For Sox

But that wasn’t all that bothered the Red Sox manager Wednesday "

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