So, it only seems fit to honor Valentine as a new season opens with him back in a managing role.
Valentine played in the big leagues from 1969 to 1979 as a Dodger, Angel, Met and Mariner. He then managed the Rangers and Mets before half a decade in Japan, where he led the Chiba Lotte Marines.
After a year spreading his thoughts on ESPN, Valentine is now taking a Red Sox squad with great expectations into the 2012 season.
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