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Bobby Valentine Takes New Job In Connecticut

STAMFORD, CT (WCBS 880) – You know him for his work in baseball, but now he could save your life!

WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reports

A native of the city of Stamford, Bobby Valentine now has chosen a way to give back to the city.

When he is not broadcasting on ESPN, the former New York Mets manager will be overseeing the city’s police, fire, and health departments.

The salary will be $10,000 a year, Valentine says he’ll donate that to charity.

“To receive is wonderful, to give is divine, I guess,” said Valentine. “…and sometimes I try to be g-dlike in what I give, but I run out of money.”

Valentine explains that his ESPN job forbids him to take a salary from any outside source.

He’s had prior experience overseeing the city’s fire department and has eye to making it run more smoothly.

  • Ben

    Did they seriously substitute a “-” for the “o” in godlike? You have got to be kidding me.

  • reg


  • mike

    Love The Mets.

  • bogné ulrich,

    congratulations,learn then thriv,competition should allow enterprise to get more from its ressources,sincerely

  • bmac8

    Good to have an Italian-American in a position to affect and award large contract work. I fully expect Lee Mazzilli to become the head of the Greenwich school board next.

  • Abe Benesch

    Valentine is a very bright man and has a good heart. I hope he does run for political office.

  • GoodforBobby

    Always knew he saw himself as a politician — and now he’s on his way. (Don’t be surprised if his name comes up for Senator or Governor or Congress, etc.)

  • otto

    I love Bobby V. :)

    I still remember that game when he was ejected but came back to the dugout wearing a disguise. That was just too cool – he was just trying to lift everyone’s spirits – add a little humor.

    Good luck Bobby !!!!!

    • dico. j.

      I’ll never forget that either. A classic baseball moment….LOL

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