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According to the Huffington Post, former Mets and Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine will work as a commentator for NBC Sports Radio.
He will be the part-time co-host of a weekday talk show that debuts in April. Starting this month, he will also periodically provide analysis to NBC Sports Radio shows and affiliated stations.
Valentine was fired in October after just one season in Boston, when the Red Sox went 69-93.
His colorful no holds barred style should play well on radio.
Good luck, Bobby.
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