Friday, January 14, 2011
In a puzzling move, former Mets manager Bobby Valentine was appointed director of public safety in Stamford, Connecticut, yesterday. I first learned of this from a tweet from Rob Iracane, and I assumed he was simply referring to some other guy named Bobby Valentine. I'm guessing he was hired for his experience in undercover work (see above photo). This is largely a volunteer gig for Valentine, who will remain an analyst with ESPN. But, he'll probably have a more amenable boss in Stamford mayor Michael Pavia than Jeffrey Loria, who attempted unsuccessfully to hire Valentine as Marlins manager following the firing of Fredi Gonzalez. Methinks Bobby made the right move.