Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 3/29/13
For a guy who seems to rub more people the wrong way than anyone in sports, Bobby Valentine sure knows how to keep working. SportsNet New York, better known as SNY, announced Thursday that it has hired the well travelled manager as an analyst for the New York Mets' pre- and postgame shows before 12-15 telecasts on the cable channel this season. The part-time gig comes three months before Valentine, 62, will officially become Sacred Heart University's athletic director and is separate from his third job, as an NBC Sports radio commentator. "I like being busy," Valentine said. "Get up early, go to bed late. That's what it's all about. This seemed like a nice way to watch a ballgame." Valentine told Newsday that his parents "put me on the path" toward simultaneous, wide-ranging activity. "I was competing in international dance competition the same week as playing in Babe Ruth League regional championships as a kid," he said. "I was in the school class plays the same week...
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