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Bobby Valentine vs. Glenn Ordway: Red Sox Manager Melts Down, Threatens To Punch WEEI Host (AUDIO)

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Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, center, steps between Dustin Pedroia, second from right, and first base umpire Paul Nauert after Pedroia was ejected in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Boston, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012.
Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, center, steps between Dustin Pedroia, second from right, and first base umpire Paul Nauert after Pedroia was ejected in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Boston, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012.

It's been a long season for Bobby Valentine.

The Boston Red Sox manager unraveled on Wednesday and lashed out during a radio appearance with Glenn Ordway and Michael Holley on WEEI's "Big Show."

After discussing the new Sports Illustrated cover that depicts Valentine covering his face with his hands, Ordway asked him if he has "checked out" late in the season.

"What an embarrassing thing to say," said Valentine. "You know if I was there, I'd punch you in the mouth. Ha, ha. How does that sound? Does that sound like I checked out? That's something that a comic strip person would write."

Listen to the audio below.

Ordway tried to explain why he asked the question, noting that Valentine was late to the O.co Coliseum in Oakland on Friday. That's when Valentine lost it.

"That pisses me off because who ever wrote that knew what happened. They knew that my son was coming to see me for the first time this lousy season on the road. And that his flight was late," Valentine fired back, explaining that he had reported to his coaches that he would be delayed. He then demanded an apology.

Oh, and he also called his first season with the Red Sox "miserable."

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