Bad Bobby Valentine?? Hardly..

I found an article about Bobby Valentine in a Japanese daily, the Mainichi Daily News.  For those not in the know, Valentine just became the first foreign manager to win the Japanese Series.

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The article was entitled  The Dark Side of Baseball’s Brightest Star.  After reading the article, I had to laugh to myself.  While it’s true…

 ”During a game, when one of his players is ruled out in a close call, he has been known to bellow what sounds like ‘F**k!'” the no-nonsense weekly… hears from a sports journalist. “He can be pretty aggressive.”

…but that’s about as bad as it gets.  The rest of the article makes him out to be a model manager and husband.  He “never says a bad word about his players” and is “known as a devoted husband”

Guess the media in Japan isn’t much better than America’s.

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