STAMFORD — Former Major League Baseball manager Bobby Valentine on Thursday said he is considering running for mayor — but it doesn’t appear that the Stamford native has come to a final decision about launching a campaign just yet.
Meet the Mets As the offseason comes to a close, the Mets are circling back to looking at free agent pitchers. New catcher James McCann is excited to get to work with Jacob deGrom, and may even be annoying him with all the questions he is asking him. Bobby Valentine believes Pete Alonso is poised for a big bounce back this season after struggling for much of 2020. Ken Davidoff does not think the Mets should dive head first into an extension with Francisco Lindor. That’s a bold take, Ken. Corey Oswalt cleared
Oops! Something went wrong. Please try again later. Swipe down to close. Oops! Something went wrong. Please try again later. Swipe down to close. Oops! Something went wrong. Please try again later. Swipe down to close. 311756478 110519 PETE ALONSO Treated Art - V2 - BLUE Bobby Valentine took an instant liking to Pete Alonso in 2019, in part because he saw a lot of Mike Piazza in him, and the former Mets manager watched closely last year as the young first baseman struggled to replicate his spectacular rookie
Linking the Boston Red Sox offseason to 2012-13 offseason BOSTON, MA - MAY 24: Mike Napoli #5 of the Texas Rangers rounds the bases after a home run against the Boston Red Sox in the fifth inning at Fenway Park on May 24, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images) In 2012, the Boston Red Sox had a new manager in Bobby Valentine. They also brought on board a new general manager with the promotion of Ben Cherington. The team was recovering from the escapades of Beer and
LOS ANGELES -- Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda was memorialized during a private service at Dodger Stadium before his burial on Tuesday. Lasorda died Jan. 7 after a heart attack at age 93. His casket, covered with a huge assortment of blue and white flowers, was placed on the pitcher's mound with a blue 2, signifying Lasorda's jersey number, on the back of the mound. Lasorda's wife of 70 years, Jo, attended in a wheelchair along with their daughter, Laura. The mourners stood socially distanced around the
Atlanta Braves' Hank Aaron looks over his shoulder during a news conference in New Orleans, Monday, April 1, 1974. Legendary baseball player and Hall of Famer Hank Aaron died Friday at the age of 86. He is remembered for breaking Babe Ruth’s all-time home run record when he scored his 715th home run in 1974 playing for the Atlanta Braves. Bobby Valentine, executive director of athletics at Sacred Heart University, has fond memories of Aaron when he was a player and manager in the MLB. “He would hit the corner
Bobby Valentine was sitting in the bleachers, watching a game at Southern Cal, when a man walked up and sat down beside him. Looked like a scout. “He tapped me on the shoulder and said, ‘Hey, I hear you’re a pretty good ballplayer from Connecticut,” Valentine remembered. He handed Valentine a transistor radio, a big deal in 1968, with the Dodgers logo on it. “Take this as a little gift from me, but don’t say where you got it,” he said. Three weeks later the Dodgers signed Valentine, taking him
Bobby Valentine remembered Tommy Lasorda’s joy. He remembered his passion and fire. His outgoing personality and everyman temperament. Most of all, on the day the world found out that the legendary Dodgers manager passed away at the age of 93, he fondly thought back to this past Oct. 28. It was that night Lasorda’s Dodgers won the World Series — their first crown since Lasorda managed them to the title 32 years earlier — and he was there to soak it all in. “I don’t know how that chapter could’ve
LOS ANGELES (AP)Vignettes from the life and career of Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda. He died Thursday at age 93. MOUND VISITS Pitcher Orel Hershiser, the 1988 World Series MVP and NL Cy Young Award winner, remembers the banter between him and Lasorda during mound visits. At times, the fiery Lasorda would rip into Hershiser and then leave him in the game. Other times, the manager didn’t need to get tough. ”He actually motivated me by saying, `Bulldog, I need you to get these guys out in a hurry. I’m
The first professional team Bobby Valentine played for was a Dodgers affiliate in Ogden, Utah where Tommy Lasorda was the manager. Valentine remembered Lasorda, his former coach and longtime friend, Friday afternoon. “It is a sad day but a day that has been coming for a while. Tommy dodged death the last seven years. I flew out to California to say goodbye to him four times and today I am flying out again to say goodbye one last time,” Valentine said. “He was the most amazing person I have ever been around.
About This Source - MLB Network Recent from MLB Network: Orel Hershiser on Tommy Lasorda’s Legacy Dave Roberts Remembers Tommy Lasorda Bobby Valentine Remembers Tommy Lasorda MLB Network published this video item, entitled “MLB Tonight Shares a Tribute of Tommy Lasorda” – below is their description. MLB Tonight shares a collection of Tommy Lasorda’s career highlights and some remembering words from friends and players. MLB Tonight remembers Tommy Lasorda. MLB Network YouTube Channel Got a comment?
About This Source - MLB Network Recent from MLB Network: MLB Tonight Shares a Tribute of Tommy Lasorda Dave Roberts Remembers Tommy Lasorda Bobby Valentine Remembers Tommy Lasorda MLB Network published this video item, entitled “Orel Hershiser on Tommy Lasorda’s Legacy” – below is their description. Orel Hershiser joins the MLB Now crew to discuss the importance of the impact that Tommy Lasorda had on the Dodgers and how genuine he was of a person outside of baseball. MLB Network YouTube Channel
Tommy Lasorda — a Dodgers legend and arguably the most famous manager in MLB history — has died, TMZ Sports has confirmed. The Dodgers released a statement Friday morning … saying Lasorda suffered a sudden cardiac arrest at his California home and was transported to the hospital with resuscitation in progress. He was pronounced dead at 10:57 PM Thursday night. As we previously reported, Lasorda was admitted to a Southern California hospital back in mid-November in “serious condition” … and required
MLB Network published this video item, entitled “Bobby Valentine Remembers Tommy Lasorda” – below is their description. Bobby Valentine joins Chris Russo to share and remember the legacy left behind of Tommy Lasorda. Bobby talks about Tommy’s managerial times and how he was such a great leader and teacher in raising young baseball talent. MLB Network YouTube Channel Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.
Lasorda's gregarious personality was in stark contrast to his restrained predecessor. He was known for his enthusiasm and outspoken opinions about players. He would jump around and pump his arms in the air after Dodgers victories and embrace players in the dugout after home runs or other good plays. In L.A., Lasorda found many of the players he had managed in the minors, including Steve Garvey, Ron Cey, Davey Lopes, Bill Russell, Bobby Valentine and Bill Buckner. As beloved as Lasorda was publicly, behind the
Former MLB manager Bobby Valentine joined Carton & Roberts to discuss the passing of his friend, legendary Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda. Lasorda, 93, died at his home on Thursday night, the Dodgers announced on Friday. The two-time World Series winner had been in declining health recently, including treatment in the intensive-care unit during a hospital stay in December. Valentine, one of Lasorda's proteges, said Lasorda was a special person with a rare ability to connect with people. The gregarious skipper
Tommy Lasorda has died. The iconic former Dodgers manager was 93-years old. The Dodgers released a statement this morning announcing that Lasorda suffered a sudden cardiac arrest at his home in California and was transported to the hospital. After resuscitation attempts, the Hall of Famer died at 10:57 PM Thursday, January 7th. Tommy Lasorda was hospitalized back in November for a serious illness which had him on a ventilator at one time. However, his condition improved in recent weeks and he was able to return
Bobby Valentine, Chipper Jones and More Honor Tommy Lasorda: 'No One Will Ever Fill the Void You Left'
Baseball lost one of its most dynamic and legendary managers in major-league history when Tommy Lasorda died on Thursday night. He was 93. The Dodgers announced on Friday that he suffered a sudden cardiopulmonary arrest at home the night before and was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. As the Dodgers' manager from 1976-96, Lasorda led the club to eight division titles, four National League pennants and two World Series championships (1981 and 1988), captivating fans and his players with his