After six years removed from his last stint on ESPN, former New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine returns to the Alleged Worldwide Leader in time for the MLB postseason. He’ll be on Baseball Tonight and this time, it appears Bobby V. will be with ESPN for quite some time as he’ll contribute to ESPN’s New York website when it launches next year and do some work for ESPN Radio in New York. As ESPN likes to say, he’ll appear on multiple platforms for the network. Check out the release:
“Bobby’s global knowledge of the game and dynamic personality make him a great addition to our baseball franchise,” said Norby Williamson, executive vice president, production. “We’re thrilled to welcome him back to ESPN.”
“I’ve had a remarkable experience in Japan the last six years, and I’m excited about returning to ESPN,” said Bobby Valentine. “I’ve been following Major League Baseball closely from afar, and look forward to delving back into those conversations across the company’s multimedia platforms.”
Valentine played 10 seasons of Major League Baseball (Los Angeles Dodgers, 1969, 1971-72; California Angels, 1973-75; San Diego Padres, 1975-77; New York Mets, 1977-78; and Seattle Mariners, 1979). A high school star in baseball and football, Valentine was voted as the eighth best athlete of the 20th century from Connecticut in a poll by Sports Illustrated.