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"It's one of the nuances here," Scioscia said after Wednesday's game. "You've got to respect their space and that's what we're doing. Our guys are upset, no doubt about it."
But Reed questioned whether Scioscia made that much of an effort to cool things down.
"Mike made an attempt to quiet his coaches down but he also made a comment that I thought incited the situation," he said in a story on the Herald's Web site. "I'm disappointed in the coaches. Coaches are usually the guys who try to stop any kind of friction that develops in the course of a game and afterward. But they were initiating last night and I'm not pleased in the way they said things or in their presentation. And I think Major League Baseball has been notified and probably something will become of it, I don't know what."
Scioscia angrily denied he had inflamed the situation.
"In fact, the umpire Mark Wegner came back to interact with one of our coaches," Scioscia said Thursday night. "A lesson in professionalism needs to be discussed there."
Fuentes said after Wednesday's game that umpires were too "timid" or "scared" to make calls against the home team in Fenway, where Boston has the best record in the majors and a 542-game sellout streak.
"Especially here and some other places, they seem timid to make calls," Fuentes said. "I've heard it from other guys that come in here and say that. That's either because it's a mistake, or they're scared."
On Thursday, Fuentes said: "I don't think I said anything insulting to them or take anything to a personal level. (It's) just emotions on the field and umpires get caught up emotionally into the game in the same way we do."
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