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Valentine smells a rat in clubhouse

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08:16 AM ET 08.03 | It wasn't all that long ago that Josh Beckett complained during spring training that someone ratted out players for less-than-flattering behavior in the clubhouse. Six months later, it was manager Bobby Valentine who revealed himself as the one being ratted out. ... As Valentine tells it, his attempt at dugout sarcasm with young third baseman Will Middlebrooks came back to bite him -- before he could tell the rest of the story. "He came into the dugout, he made a couple of errors, and I said, 'Nice inning, kid,'" Valentine said. ... "Maybe he grimaced, but somebody overheard it and decided that it was a very dreadful thing for a manager to say to a young player and decided to repeat it a few times, this dreadful thing."

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August 3, 2012  08:24 AM ET

Maybe it's Dice-K's interpreter. He's has nothing to do these last two years.

August 3, 2012  08:31 AM ET

There are lots of wonderful odors in Fenway.

August 3, 2012  08:33 AM ET

What a bunch of whiners in that clubhouse.

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August 3, 2012  08:35 AM ET

Good morning all. Just a quick visit. Have a great day!

August 3, 2012  08:37 AM ET

This team is pretty toxic. Bobby's has brought it on himself though.

August 3, 2012  08:38 AM ET

Bobbyv not Bobby's. Stupid autocorrect on my phone got me

August 3, 2012  08:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

If they were playing ball as well as some are whining, they'd be winning more games! 5-0 last night?? Really???

They're like a bunch of petulant little turds.

August 3, 2012  08:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Good morning all. Just a quick visit. Have a great day!

You as well.
Check your email.

August 3, 2012  08:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

If they were playing ball as well as some are whining, they'd be winning more games! 5-0 last night?? Really???

Right! 5th worst team in the majors. Rather embarrassing.

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August 3, 2012  08:45 AM ET

Been a Sox fan for over 45 years, but it may be time for a new team to root for. I really hate these guys.

August 3, 2012  08:51 AM ET

to me ... the world has just become to pc ...

not allowed to make any comment w/o it being analyzed to death ...

phhhhhffffttttttt

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August 3, 2012  08:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Just what do you mean by that???!!!!;P

read between the lines babe ...

I said bite me ... he, he ...

waits for comment deletion

August 3, 2012  08:53 AM ET

*too ....

August 3, 2012  08:53 AM ET

spinning thingy strikes again ... bwaaahhaaooooo

August 3, 2012  08:54 AM ET

off to work ....

adios ...

 
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