Things heated up in Boston Friday night after Red Sox reliever Franklin Morales pegged Luke Scott late in a 7-4 Tampa Bay Rays win, evoking a bench-clearing altercation that showcased an unusual amount of hostility from coaches on either side.
After Rays manager Joe Maddon had some interesting comments about Valentine's supposed decision to plunk Scott late in the game, Valentine fired back Saturday about the way Maddon's coaching staff conducted themselves during the scrum.
"They seemed immature, out of control. Coaches are supposed to stop this from happening and their coaches were aggressive, agitating and instigating." (via the Boston Herald)
Valentine could not be more right.