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The Bobby Valentine-Yankees silliness started two seconds after he accepted the job

Nov 30, 2011, 11:42 AM EDT

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Funny story from The Slanch Report.  It has an air of “my best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going with the girl …” to it, but I am going to assume it is true because I want it to be true.

Click through for the story in the relator’s own words, but the upshot: Bobby Valentine took the phone call to accept the Red Sox job while sitting in a library in Japan. As soon as he hung up a Yankees fan who overheard walked up to him and said “go Yankees!”

It begins.

And yes, I’m running out of Bobby Valentine pictures to use. Someone, take the man’s picture, will ya?

  1. Jack Marshall - Nov 30, 2011 at 11:53 AM

    I believe this is called “confirmation bias.” In fact, it is self-diagnosed confirmation bias. You don’t see THAT very often.

  2. bloodysock - Nov 30, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    http://bostondirtdogs.boston.com/nov11/bdd_bobbyv_113011_yoon.jpg

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Nov 30, 2011 at 12:47 PM

      He looks a little like Tony Blair there. Or I’m just crazy.

      • bigharold - Nov 30, 2011 at 2:39 PM

        Well, he don’t look like Tony Blair soooo……

      • meteor32 - Nov 30, 2011 at 4:28 PM

        A little bit. But I think the resemblance is more noticeable in the picture posted on this article.

    • kappy32 - Nov 30, 2011 at 3:49 PM

      I never knew Bobby V was a GQ model. Then again, GQ models don’t forget to button the second-from-bottom button of their shirt. Must have been one of those, “sh*t, I forgot to put on deodorant before I got dressed” days for Bobby V.

  3. phukyouk - Nov 30, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    did this take place at 31 flavors?

  4. jehzsa - Nov 30, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    http://clnsradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/bobby-valentine.jpg

    • jehzsa - Nov 30, 2011 at 12:16 PM

      Go Rays!

    • SmackSaw - Nov 30, 2011 at 1:21 PM

      That’s the one. Superimpose a Sawks cap and it’s all set.

  5. Old Gator - Nov 30, 2011 at 12:18 PM

    Actually started a New York nanosecond after the rumors were confirmed. What’s a New York nanosecond? Okay, many of you will already know this but there are a few folks out there by that big river in the middle of the country whose name only I can spell correctly who haven’t taken sophomore theoretical physics or read Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman, so for their benefit:

    New York Nanosecond: the elapsed time between the traffic light in front of you turning green and the cabbie behind you hitting his horn.

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Nov 30, 2011 at 12:51 PM

      That actually happens in Chicago too, Gator.

      • homelanddefense - Nov 30, 2011 at 1:15 PM

        and everywhere else in the North for that matter.

      • Old Gator - Nov 30, 2011 at 2:28 PM

        As no doubt do the effects of the Second law of Thermodynamics.

        Or…is it the Third Law now?

        EeeeeHAHAHAHAH, HEEEEEEEHAWHAWHAWHOOOOOOOhohohohohohahahahha……

  6. dlevalley - Nov 30, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Seriously Craig? You’re running out of Bobby Valentine pictures? You’re just not looking hard enough.

    Bobby giving the thumbs up:
    http://a.espncdn.com/media/motion/2011/1129/bos_111129_valentine_essay.jpg

    Bobby saying “you da man”:
    http://media.nj.com/yankees_main/photo/10305551-large.jpg

    Bobby being attacked by bubble gum:
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-soDxlMTx4OI/Tfk-TykCCCI/AAAAAAAADb8/QF0_ucSPaXA/s1600/bobby%2Bvalentine%2Bbubble.jpg

    Bobby doing a waltz on the mound (seriously):
    http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2007/writers/the_bonus/04/25/valentine0430/p1_valentine2.jpg

    Young Bobby:
    http://www.bestsportsphotos.com/images//t_36888.jpg

    Bobby sings “Bohemian Rhapsody (the good part)”:
    http://blog.ctnews.com/valentine/files/2009/06/2009-season-239-600×450.jpg

    Passive Aggressive Bobby:
    http://www.chicagonow.com/as-i-see-it/files/2011/08/Bobby-Valentine1-216×278.jpg

    Sexual Harassment Bobby:
    http://www.murraychass.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Bobby-Valentine8a-225.jpg

    Bobby and Piazza, sittin’ in a tree…
    http://www.nypost.com/rw/nypost/2011/06/24/sports/web_photos/24.1s093.mush1–300×300.jpg

    Creepy Bobby toasting himself:
    http://www.allbestnews.com/photo/Large/Valentine-No-Contract-Offers-Yet-for-06-AP-2377.jpg

    Bobby at home with his custom champagne shower:
    http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2005/10/23/sports/vallentine.jpg

    Finally, Last but *certainly* not least, Serial Killer Bobby:
    http://img.ibtimes.com/www/data/images/full/2011/11/29/197426.jpg

    Bobby Valentine may be plenty of things, but one is definitely ‘photogenic’. For this reason alone, I’m glad he’s back in the bigs.

    • wendell7 - Nov 30, 2011 at 2:23 PM

      nice work, dlevalley

    • bigharold - Nov 30, 2011 at 2:43 PM

      You my friend have WAAYYY too much time on your hands.

      • dlevalley - Nov 30, 2011 at 2:54 PM

        No, just an unhealthy obsession with google image search.

  7. adamb103 - Nov 30, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    I’ve read PFT for a long time now and just turned on to HBT… I can’t even describe the difference between commenters/comments on the two sites. Stunning.

    • El Bravo - Nov 30, 2011 at 2:09 PM

      Yep, us baseball fans like to stay civil for the most part. Stick around. PFT sucks ballz by comparison; both in content and commentary….no offense, Florio…no wait, I take that back…full offense directed toward Florio.

      • drunkenhooliganism - Nov 30, 2011 at 3:30 PM

        Bravo gets a thumbs up for me for the surely intended irony. It’s beautiful.

        And thumbs down to the irony police who will tell me that I don’t know what irony means.

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