So maybe there was more to this Bobby Valentine-Kevin Youkilis business than we thought.

Valentine, you'll recall, went on Channel 7 back in April and said he didn't think his soon-to-be-ex-third baseman is "as physically or emotionally into the game as he has in the past for some reason."

Now that didn't go over well with Youkilis, and it certainly didn't go over well with de facto team leader Dustin Pedroia, who shot back at Valentine with the comment, "That's not the way we do things around here."