Found October 28, 2012 on NESN.com:
Perhaps someone should make a cheat sheet for Bobby Valentine. Saying someone doesn't seem as invested in the game is considered a low blow. Saying someone didn't play anymore after a season appeared lost is a potshot. But don't blame Bobby for not knowing this, Valentine is now saying -- how could he have known that such comments would be taken as insults? "What I said was a statement of fact," Valentine told Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe when asked about contentious comments he made about David Ortiz during an interview Tuesday night with Bob Costas. During the interview, Valentine seemed to imply that Ortiz checked out and wouldn't play as last season wound down. Ortiz was dealing with a lingering Achilles' injury, and the Red Sox had just pulled off a big trade with the Dodgers that signaled the end of Boston contending. "At that point, there was nothing for David to play for or to risk his career," Valentine told ...
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