While not as big a deal as Rob Parker moving to The Shadow League or Posnanski going to NBC…Ted Berg is now at USA Today! (I’m running out of space)
Former Major League manager Bobby Valentine will continue to diversify his resume when he becomes Sacred Heart University’s new athletic director. According to a report in the Connecticut Post, Valentine will be named successor to retiring A.D. Don Cook on Tuesday.
Baseball fans may best know Valentine from his stints managing the Rangers, Mets and Red Sox in the majors and the Chiba Lotte Marines of Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball League, or from his work as a baseball analyst for ESPN from 2009-2010.
But Valentine’s interests have never been limited to baseball. Since 1980, he has owned and operated an eponymous sports bar in his hometown of Stamford, Conn., where he maintains he invented the wrap sandwich even though reports of meats being wrapped in flatbread date back to Hillel the Elder over 2000 years ago.
In 2011, Valentine took a job as Stamford’s director of public safety, a role in which he was seen directing traffic near a crowded interstate but decidedly not seen when Hurricane Irene hit the city in December.
...The school’s board of trustees includes politician and professional wrestling executive (and occasional professional wrestler) Linda McMahon, meaning Valentine’s newest foray is practically begging to end in a steel-cage match at a forthcoming Wrestlemania.
Posted: February 22, 2013 at 09:39 AM | 8 comment(s)
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