Every Bobby Valentine speaking engagement is awkward these days, with an axe looming over his head.

The Red Sox manager’s weekly appearance on WEEI’s “The Big Show” was no exception yesterday as things quickly got heated.

“What an embarrassing thing to say. If I were there right now, I'd punch you right in the mouth. Ha, ha. How's that sound? Is that like I checked out? What an embarrassing thing," said Valentine, in response to host Glenn Ordway, who had asked if Valentine had “checked out” on the 2012 season.

Valentine said that the season has been "miserable," but noted that he wants to return to the club in 2013.


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