Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 9/11/13
  Sometimes you just have to pray for people. Former Mets manager and general loud mouth Bobby Valentine has been keeping a low profile since he was virtually chased out of Boston for opening his legendary mouth. In an interview on this anniversary of 9-11 with NY radio station WFAN, Valentine spoke about some of his memories from the fateful days after the attacks. The Mets and Yankees had epic games that post season, so one would think Valentine would choose to focus on how integral a part baseball played in bringing New Yorkers together. Instead though, Valentine decided to turn the matter into a contest of who did ‘more’ to help “Let it be said that during the time from 9/11 to 9/21, the Yankees were (not around),” Valentine told Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Wednesday. “You couldn’t find a Yankee on the streets of New York City. You couldn’t find a Yankee down at Ground Zero, talking to the guys who were working 24/7.” He added: “Many of them didn’t live here, and so it wasn’t their fault. And many of them did not partake in all that, so there was some of that jealousy going around. Like, ‘Why are we so tired? Why are we wasted? Why have we been to the funerals and the firehouses, and the Yankees are getting all the credit for bringing baseball back?’ And I said ‘This isn’t about credit, guys. This is about doing the right thing.’” Petty isn’t even the word to describe statements like that. So essentially, he’s admitting that he cared more about doing good to top the Yankees instead of just acting out of the kindness of his heart. Lovely. It’s best he stay far away from the game. H/T: NBC Sports
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