Bobby Valentine has become a lot like Lolo Jones. The former MLB manager and master
of self-promotion, seems to be addicted to attention and will do just about anything to stay
On the 12th anniversary of 9/11, Valentine, who was managing the Mets in 2001, chose to
take pettiness to a entire new level. During a radio interview, Valentine, almost enthusiastically,
"Let it be said that during the time from 9/11 to 9/21 ... you couldn't find a Yankee on the
streets of New York City. "You couldn't find a Yankee down at Ground Zero, talking to the
guys who were working 24/7.''
That's great. On what has become the most somber and sacred anniversary in our country's
history, Valentine wants to play a game of, my daddy is better than your daddy. Really, Bobby
V? Nearly 3,000 people died on that day and you want everybody to know the Mets did more
than the Yankees to help out the city? Why don't you give yourself a big pat on the back if
it makes you feel that much better? Perhaps, Steve Phillips can pat you on the rear, as well.
That should make you feel really good about yourself.
I guess it's just Bobby V being Bobby V. Here are few other things the former Red Sox
manager and new A.D. at Sacred Heart University probably wants it known to the
"Let it be said that if I was managing the Red Sox this year, I would've clinched a week
before John Farrell."
"Let it be said that I invented the sandwich wrap, double-switch in baseball, and the
Dragon roll when I was managing in Japan."
"Let it be said I was right about Kevin Youkilis. He stinks."
"Let it be said that I was a better running back in high school than Adrian Peterson was."
"Let it be said that I can ride my bike from my home in Stamford to my office in Fairfield
in under two hours."
"Let it be said that I invented 'twerking' long before Miley Cyrus showed up."
"Let it be said that I could've reduced the federal deficit in two weeks."
"Let it be said that I gave Anthony Weiner the name, "Carlos Danger."