Bobby Valentine has been ejected 38 times as a big league manager. Friday’s ejection was his first as skipper of the Red Sox.
Valentine was ejected following an argument stemming from a close play at first base in the ninth inning. Marlon Byrd appeared to beat out a throw to first, but first base umpire Gary Darling called him out. That led to Valentine coming out of the dugout for a spirited discussion that resulted in the Boston manager getting tossed from the game.
After the game, NESN’s Jenny Dell caught up with Valentine to discuss the loss, and one of the topics brought up was Valentine’s ejection. He said that Darling had a short fuse, and that he was thrown out for questioning the ump twice, something you apparently don’t do.
Check out the video above to hear more from Valentine.