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After weighing in on the pregame controversy between Kevin Youkilis and Bobby Valentine, Dustin Pedroia has apparently been able to clear the air with his manager. While speaking to reporters after Monday's game, the Red Sox second baseman explained that he had spoken with his skipper and everything was behind them. See what else Pedroia had to say in this edition of Red Sox Clubhouse Uncut.

Valentine apologizes for accidentally slamming Youk

During a morning press conference, Bobby Valentine clarified his comments about Kevin Youkilis. Here's the Twitter play-by-play, courtesy Tom Caron: Valentine said his comments were "misinterpreted. It wasn't meant to motivate. That's not the way it's done. Valentine said his comments were answering a question that was "jabbing at him (Youkilis.) I was...

Bobby Valentine's Mistake-Filled Day Means Critics, Fans Can Stop Waiting for Blunder, Team Can Move On to Baseball

Editor's note: is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine's words. Each game day, we will select a Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. It was a bad day for Bobby Valentine. But the Marathon Monday that Valentine would likely love to forget may also mark the day he officially got settled in as the new Red Sox manager. All Valentine...

Bobby Valentine’s comments stir up controversy

Last night Bobby Valentine was quoted as saying “”I don’t think he’s as physically or emotionally into the game as he has been in the past for some reason. But onSaturday it seemed, you know, he’s seeing the ball well, got those two walks, got his on-base percentage up higher than his batting average, which is always a good thing, and he’ll move on from there.” As expected...

Valentine criticizes Youkilis, then apologizes

Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine questioned Kevin Youkilis' commitment to the game in his weekly television interview, then apologized to the third baseman on Monday. During an interview aired Sunday night on WHDH-TV, Valentine said he didn't think Youkilis was ''as physically or emotionally into the game.'' On Monday morning, Valentine said he apologized...

Column: Bobby V. doesn't do peace and quiet

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist Nobody hires Bobby Valentine expecting peace and quiet. That's not the way he did business in the past, and as his latest run-in with struggling slugger Kevin Youkilis demonstrated, Bobby V. is not about to turn over a new leaf now. Whether it meant needling opponents, umpires, his players or even his boss - Valentine...

Your Morning Dump...where Youk not "as into the game", according to Bobby V.

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, in his weekly interview for WHDH-TV's Sports Xtra, said that third baseman Kevin Youkilis seemed to be less "into the game" than in the past. "I don'...

Ahoy! U.S.S. Youkilis Hits Iceberg Valentine?

DATELINE: HUMOR! As the 100th anniversary of the Titanic rapidly sinks into history, the Discovery Channel and History2 have more Titanic specials than you can find on a McDonald’s menu. Bobby Valentine is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Fenway in the same vein. He has just acted like an iceberg and cut a hole into the soft underbelly of Kevin Youkilis. Valentine said that...

Dugout Digest - the destruction of the Red Sox

One day after the critical Bobby Valentine comments about Kevin Youkilis (and the Red Sox losing to the Rays in a game many are blaming Valentine for), the Red Sox welcomed the Texas Rangers to town for a two game series. The first game didn't go exactly as Bostonians planned. Red Sox starter Jon Lester allowed seven runs (while only getting six outs), but things settled down...

Your Morning Dump...Where that's the offense we have been looking for

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Ortiz, Aviles, Cody Ross, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia each hit their first home runs of the season, while Dustin Pedroia got his second.  Ryan Sweeney went 1-for-4, with a run scored. He is hitting .400, and...


No one's saying it but the signs are right before our eyes. The Boston Red Sox have been a divided team. The 25 man squad split into camps. One camp was thrilled to see Terry Francona "leave" town, another clique "upset" that he left, and still other players who just want to play baseball. Owner John Henry hires "old school" Bobby Valentine's...

Early MLB Thoughts:Kemp,Valentine is more WWF not MLB, and Pitching is great!

The season is just a few weeks in but there are already some trends and numbers that should make people take notice. 1. Matt Kemp My pre-season MVP and 2nd place finisher last year is on fire. He is batting .487 with 6 hr and 16 RBI’s through the Dodgers first ten games. In comparison, the entire Pittsburgh Pirate team has 16 RBI’s and only 4 hrs. Kemp’s fast start has LA...

Low-life BoSox finding out karma is truly a bi**h!

The Boston Red Sox are finding out about karma after doing former manager Terry Francona wrong  following last season's epic collapse.As a longtime Boston Red Sox follower (I’m a Phillies fan first and foremost) I’ve got to say that it bothered me to no end to see how the formerly floundering franchise, which hadn’t won a World Series title in 86 years prior to 2004,...

Mike Aviles Could Be Perfect Fit for Red Sox' Leadoff Spot While Jacoby Ellsbury Is Sidelined (Video)

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine suddenly faces quite the predicament now that Jacoby Ellsbury will be sidelined. Valentine has to decide who to use in the leadoff spot -- the spot in the order typically designated for the speedy Ellsbury. Mike Aviles got the nod in that spot on Saturday, but Valentine could elect to switch things up based on matchups. As NESN's Peter Gammons...

Loooooooong Ball

The Sox slugged five homers to wallop the Jays 13-5.Four of the shots -- Ortiz, Mike Aviles, Saltalamacchia, and Cody Ross -- were the first of the season for each player. Dustin Pedroia had the other one.Clay Buchholz allowed all five runs, but settled in and pitched decently to keep it close.Alfredo Aceves put the Jays down in order in the ninth, for his second save.
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