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Bobby Valentine down for count

Embattled Red Sox manager lets wounded pride get better of him

Updated: September 6, 2012, 8:40 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Bobby Valentine could have spared himself a whole lot of grief had he refused the bait and responded with the brash rejoinder of a 19-year-old instead of the wounded pride of a 62-year-old.

WEEI sports radio host Glenn Ordway, whose station has a contractual relationship with the Red Sox manager that requires him to make a weekly appearance, cut to the chase Wednesday and asked, "Maybe you've kind of checked out. Have you checked out?" Valentine could have seized the offensive ...

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