Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 9/5/12
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Bobby Valentine dragged Joe Maddon’s name into the conversation during his contentious interview on WEEI on Wednesday, and the Rays manager has responded.

Valentine was defending himself for arriving to the ballpark later than usual for a recent game when he brought up Maddon. To make himself look better, he told the hosts that Rays manager Joe Maddon only arrives to the park at 4:00pm for night games. Maddon heard about what Valentine said, so he decided to respond via Twitter:

Apologies to the writers for being late to today’s pregame session. My pedicure appointment ran a little late.

— Joe Maddon (@RaysJoeMaddon) September 5, 2012

Now that is how you respond. Is there any wonder why Maddon was voted the most underrated manager in baseball by an SI players’ poll? This is one sharp cat.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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