Bobby V to help run Connecticut city

January, 14, 2011
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Bobby Valentine, who will be a part of ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball crew this season, has another new job too ... helping run Stamford, Conn. Here's the Associated Press story:

Former major league manager and current television baseball analyst Bobby Valentine has been named director of public health and safety in his Connecticut home town.

Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia cited Valentine's management and leadership skills in announcing the appointment on Thursday.

Pavia tells The Stamford Advocate that Valentine already has a grasp of the job after serving as chairman of the mayor's fire department task force.

The job, which involves serving as a liaison between the mayor's office and the police, fire and public health departments, will pay Valentine $10,000 per year, which he will donate to charity.

Valentine says he will give the job his "best effort," and said his duties as an analyst at ESPN will not interfere with his municipal tasks.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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