Robert Whiting on Valentine’s Exit

The fourth and final installment in a series of articles about Bobby Valentines’s rise and fall with the Chiba Lotte Marines baseball organization.

Robert Whiting, author of the irreplaceable You Gotta Have Wa, interviews players and personnel both in and outside the organization to present a rounded account of what went on behind the scenes.

All four articles can be found on the Japan Times website:

Chapter 1: Clandestine campaign led to Valentine’s demise

Chapter 2: Valentine’s philosophy brought Marines glory, money

Chapter 3: Resentment of Valentine’s power factored in downfall

Chapter 4: History, tradition helped to undermine Valentine

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