Bobby V: 'Ghost of Fenway' sent ball at Scott

by: DJ Bean on Fri, 05/25/2012 - 10:49pm

Bobby Valentine said that "boys will be boys" when asked to describe what happened in the ninth inning of the Red Sox' 7-4 loss to the Rays at Fenway Park Friday night. Franklin Morales drilled Tampa designated hitter Luke Scott with a pitch in the top of the ninth after nearly missing him earlier in the at-bat, causing both benches to clear.

Valentine also mentioned Luke's past words about Fenway and the Red Sox fans. Scott referred to Fenway as a "dump" in April and earlier blasted Red Sox fans for their "arrogance." 

"Maybe it was the Ghost of Fenway Past remembering he bad-mouthed all our fans and our stadium, directing the ball at his leg," Valentine said.

Morales said following the game that he did not intend to hit Scott. 

"I tried to make my pitch inside and I missed it and I'm sorry," Morales said. "I don't try to hit any players."

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