For the most part, Joe Maddon is a happy-go-lucky type of guy. That is until you attack one of his own. Then we see a darker, more vengeful side of Maddon.
When asked about the pitch that hit Luke Scott at the end of tonight’s game, Maddon insinuated that the order came directly from Bobby Valentine by saying it was clear the players weren’t acting on their own.
He then called the move “idiotic…absurd…you can quote me on that,” and then referred to the act as a “weak, cowardly effort.”
And if that wasn’t enough, Maddon made it clear that these type of acts will not only get players hurt, but will get Red Sox players hurt, saying “we will respond to others that do attempt to do it to us.”
Here are his postgame comments (via Sun Sports)…