Former Chiba Manager, Bobby Valentine, to be Named Boston Skipper

Chiba legend, and all-around-good-guy, Bobby Valentine, is reportedly about to assume control of the dugout at Fenway Park. After a ponderous perusal of several possible Terry Francona replacements, Valentine has emerged as the front-runner and looks set to take over once contract terms are settled.

We spent a day hanging with Mr. Valentine back during the 2008 season when Tokyo sucked royally and Chiba was much better than they were this past season. We had a great time while we were out there, and Bobby had us laughing our asses off for a good portion of the afternoon.

Here’s a quick quip from Kepner over at the NY Times on why this is going to be a memorable transition for Red Sox Nation.


About Christopher Pellegrini

Christopher is a budding sabermetrician and long-time supporter of Tokyo's more lovable team, the Swallows. He has publicly volunteered, several times, that he plans to buy the team at some point in the future. When he finally runs the joint, it is likely that he will fine any player who swings at the first pitch or sac bunts (unless it's a pitcher, of course). Follow him on Twitter: @chrispellegrini