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Valentine's next stop: An MLB post?

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08:06 AM ET 11.12 | Though turfed by the Red Sox, Bobby Valentine remains a busy man. Like him or detest him, no one can dismiss Valentine's passion for pitching in to society, be it workers for and victims of 9/11, to victims of Sandy's tragic fury, to foundations around the country. Has time separated him from baseball in 2013? Maybe. But as Bud Selig has wisely reached out and utilized Frank Robinson, Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and other giants of the game, he ought to bring Valentine into his circle. He will raise issues from a different lens. ... He can be a leader in the myriad of social issues and programs Selig tries to address. Put him in the room with Mark Shapiro, Torre, La Russa and the others in Selig's special committee, and he will make people think.

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November 12, 2012  08:55 AM ET

Some writer is hitting the pipe a little early this morning.

November 12, 2012  08:58 AM ET

Put him in the room with Mark Shapiro, Torre, La Russa and the others in Selig's special committee, and he will make people think.

Either that or choke on their breakfast.

November 12, 2012  09:19 AM ET

A one way ticket back to Japan.

November 12, 2012  10:02 AM ET

I just realized Peter Gammons wrote this article. I usually love his articles even though he is a shameless Sox homer but WTF is he thinking?

November 12, 2012  10:04 AM ET

Bobby V belongs in the broadcast booth. He was really good in that role, or at least I thought so.

November 12, 2012  10:28 AM ET

MLB would be making a huge mistake if they hired this guy in any capacity.

November 12, 2012  10:44 AM ET

"'Other giants' of the game"????!!!! Are you serious? Bobby Valentine's name should never EVER be uttered in the same sentence as Frank Robinson, Joe Torre, and Tony La Russa. Valentine is simply a clown. Correct me if my memory is off, but did Torre or La Russa ever try to throw their coaching staffs under the bus when they knew they were about to be fired?

November 12, 2012  11:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Bobby V belongs in the broadcast booth. He was really good in that role, or at least I thought so.

He's a better broadcaster than he is a manager.

November 12, 2012  11:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Some writer is hitting the pipe a little early this morning.

Pass that scheiss, man!

November 12, 2012  11:08 AM ET

to be honest ... I'm sick of V-wrap ... let's find some other story interns

November 12, 2012  11:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

He's a better broadcaster than he is a manager.

A patio paver is a better manager than Bobby V.

November 12, 2012  11:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

A patio paver is a better manager than Bobby V.

and a better broadcaster ..

November 12, 2012  11:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

and a better broadcaster ..

I would even prefer Joe Morgan to bobby V.

November 12, 2012  11:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I would even prefer Joe Morgan to bobby V.

even ... gags ... Joe Buck ...

November 12, 2012  11:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

"'Other giants' of the game"????!!!! Are you serious? Bobby Valentine's name should never EVER be uttered in the same sentence as Frank Robinson, Joe Torre, and Tony La Russa. Valentine is simply a clown. Correct me if my memory is off, but did Torre or La Russa ever try to throw their coaching staffs under the bus when they knew they were about to be fired?

a scared little man who would fracture any social issues MLB tries to address

November 12, 2012  11:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

even ... gags ... Joe Buck ...

What about.........Susyn Waldman?

November 12, 2012  11:50 AM ET

Although Bobby V is certainly an engaging and intelligent baseball person, he repeatedly exercises poor judgment in both his words and his actions. I can't see MLB or any other organization giving him a platform.

November 12, 2012  11:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

What about.........Susyn Waldman?

You've crossed an unspoken line there Clem ...

November 12, 2012  11:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

You've crossed an unspoken line there Clem ...

<hangs head in shame>

sorry baddog.

 
November 12, 2012  11:57 AM ET

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