## I may have to start a regular feature - BOBBY'S MOUTH.
Valentine is at it again.
"He also made a peculiar allusion during the radio appearance to pitching coach Bob McClure having taken a "two-week vacation"... McClure had left the club because of an emergency medical issue involving one of his very young children;"
Valentine corrected himself, but you have to wonder what's going on under that Red Sox cap.
This came out of Gordon Edes column also.
"Valentine, appearing on WEEI's "The Big Show" on Wednesday, had described a minor tempest caused by a sarcastic remark he'd made to rookie Will Middlebrooks, one the kid later said he didn't remember hearing. Valentine claimed Thursday to be annoyed to have to talk about something no one would have known about if he hadn't brought it up in the first place."
## I'm sure we will hear this on tonight's broadcast over and over again. Derek Jeter (all genuflect) will reach another milestone tonight, playing in his 2529th game for the same team. That places him 10th on the all-time list.Carl Yastrzemski leads the list with 3308. Derek would have to play full time for another 5 years to top that mark.
## Tim Kurkjian wrote a long article about getting hit by a pitch. If you ever played baseball, you know what it's like to get hit by a pitch, but you probably didn't get hit by a major leaguer. That's different. I was hit in the head in a sandlot game once about 50 years ago, but it didn't hurt (Will someone please answer the damn phone?). I think.
Here's the article: http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/8195515/what-feels-get-hit-pitch
## Tony Chong has suggestions for some new Olympic events:
***THEY SAID IT***
Which certainly gives a whole new meaning to the sports term "taking it to the house." -- Dwight Perry