Bobby Valentine Generating Smiles With Baseball-Themed Video Amid Pandemic

Peter Haskell
April 01, 2020 - 3:54 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — With everyone missing Mets baseball, a local legend is looking to generate smiles on social media.

Former Mets manager Bobby Valentine took to Twitter on Sunday morning, posting a video of him in his old jersey, showcasing his extensive collection of memorabilia.

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“Baseball season ugg,” the former manager captioned the video.

Valentine managed the Mets in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks and notes a similar atmosphere has descended on New York.

“There is comparison about fear and uncertainty,” he explains.

Valentine is now the head of athletics at Sacred Heart University. He sees comparisons between our current situation and sports.

“All teams and all wins are built on the same principles of trust and teamwork and what we need right now is a little more trust in the world and a lot more teamwork,” Valentine said.

He knows we need the escape of baseball and is trying to cheer everyone up.

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Th Mets home opener would have been last Thursday and on Saturday, the team would have taken on the Nationals.

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