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Bobby V to help run Connecticut city

1/14/2011

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.