After he was fired, Bobby Valentine's first interview was on “Costas Tonight,” and he wasn't done dropping bombs. The most notable was his suggestion that designated hitter David Ortiz "decided not to play anymore" after the Red Sox traded away big-names Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez, and Carl Crawford.
In fact, Ortiz had tried to return from an Achilles' heel injury and was unable to play.
"He realized that this trade meant that we're not going to run this race and we're not even going to finish the race properly and he decided not to play anymore," Valentine said. "I think at that time it was all downhill from there."