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Bobby V. rips Rays coaching staff

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09:33 AM ET 05.27 | While it appeared that players' tempers had simmered down following Friday night's benches-clearing incident after Franklin Morales hit Rays designated hitter Luke Scott on the leg with a fastball, Bobby Valentine seemed to inflame the situation when he fired back at Joe Maddon, who called out the Sox in a Twitter message following Friday night's 7-4 Tampa victory. The Rays manager wrote: "Very proud of our effort 2nite. What occurred in the 9th reeked of intent. Was ridiculous, absurd, idiotic, incompetent, cowardly behavior." Valentine initially balked at responding, but he later lashed out at Rays staff. "I thought their coaches were really aggressive; as a matter of fact, I took offense to the aggressiveness of their coaches," Valentine said before Boston's 3-2 walkoff win last night. "I thought it was really unprofessional. I was really proud of the way my coaches were trying to do what they were supposed to do in those situations." As for Maddon's staff? "They seemed very immature and out of control," Valentine said. "Coaches are supposed to stop those things from happening and their coaches were aggravating, agitating, and instigating the situation." Asked if he had plans to talk with Maddon Saturday, Valentine replied, "Don't think so. I didn't yesterday . . . But I like Joe."

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May 27, 2012  09:36 AM ET

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May 27, 2012  09:37 AM ET

Maybe Bobby V should worry about his own team

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May 27, 2012  09:51 AM ET

Bobby V and the Red Sox. Somethings just go together.

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May 27, 2012  10:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Maybe Bobby V should worry about his own team

Same could be said for Joe Maddon. All Bobby was doing was responding to Joe's twitter whining.

May 27, 2012  11:45 AM ET

Why the Will Rhymes photo, interns? That's just uncalled for.

May 27, 2012  12:45 PM ET

word

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May 27, 2012  01:11 PM ET

The rays are a scum team even worst than the F'N yankees.

May 27, 2012  01:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

The rays are a scum team even worst than the F'N yankees.

A mongoloid marsupial would post something more coherent than you. Please find a cyanide pill and bite down ASAP. Thanks.

May 27, 2012  02:02 PM ET
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A mongoloid marsupial would post something more coherent than you. Please find a cyanide pill and bite down ASAP. Thanks.

once again chisoxfan please come out a visit me out here in New Mexico.

May 27, 2012  02:29 PM ET

doesn't booby usually wear a disguise when he manages. very mature.

May 27, 2012  05:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

doesn't booby usually wear a disguise when he manages. very mature.

Seriously. Bobby V is the last person who should be complaining about someone else acting unprofessional. The irony. . .

May 27, 2012  05:13 PM ET
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once again chisoxfan please come out a visit me out here in New Mexico.

internet tough guys are cool.

May 27, 2012  05:42 PM ET

no I am for real I back up what I say.

May 27, 2012  06:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

no I am for real I back up what I say.

I'm sure you've held your own against the 100s of people who couldn't wait to travel to New Mexico just to throw down with you.

May 27, 2012  07:25 PM ET
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no I am for real I back up what I say.

be very careful of unwanted visitors.

 
May 27, 2012  08:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

no I am for real I back up what I say.

Were you asking him out for a fight or a date?

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