Bobby Valentine to the Nationals?
Rumors have been swirling that Bobby Valentine is being considered for the Nationals skipper position. I for one loved Bobby Valentine. I thought he was a stand up guy and a good manager. He has done wonders for the team he manages in Japan and the fans their love him. There is something to be said about a manager that the fans believe in and love. Ask the Yankees. No Yankee fan loved Buck Showalter even though he was an excellent manager. They called Joe Torre “Clueless Joe” when he was hired. But winning endeared Torre to the fan base and helped make the Yankees what they are today in terms of attendance.
Bobby Valentine can do that in Washington. The Nationals have a beautiful new park and no one sitting in the seats. I would love to see Valentine back in the big leagues managing a team like the Nationals. He can help turn that team around and fill seats with his attitude alone. I hope it happens.
By Michael Genovese