My Funny Valentine

Bobby Valentine has the first laugh. Get your five-dimensional chess sets out boys and girls!

Bobby Valentine (courtesy of Yahoo sports) can’t wait for the 2012 season. Check out these pearls before reporters from the Winter Meetings:

“The new Red Sox manager loves nothing more than folks hanging on his every word, and he basked in the media attention for a half hour on Wednesday. Reporters got what they wanted as well, a quote as juicy as the $56 cowboy rib-eye in the hotel’s twenty-seventh floor restaurant.

“Asked, ‘Can you talk about the rivalry with the Yankees?’ Valentine replied, ‘No. I hate the Yankees. I don’t want to waste this valuable time talking about the Yankees. This is too valuable. I told Joe Girardi I used to love them. But now I hate them.’

“He was grinning ear to ear the entire time, but it was clear he’s throwing down the gauntlet: Boston’s three-century long inferiority complex when it comes to New York has no place in his clubhouse.”

Random Notes: I (Evander) am still watching (and re-watching!) Empire of Cricket, now to episode 5. For all baseball kooks, the BBC Empire is (to the stage I’ve reached) somewhat like a cross between the Burns baseball documentaries and Ian McEwan’s Atonement or Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited, sometimes with The Sex Pistols thrown in. In short, the program is riveting. You’ll get it.

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One Response to My Funny Valentine

  1. toosoxy says:

    He’s pretty hilarious. I’m digging the hilarity.

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