Originally posted on Mets Fever  |  Last updated 12/8/11
As if the Yankees/Red Sox rivalry needed any life injected into it, former Mets manager Bobby Valentine has wasted no time letting everyone now where he stands. When asked to discuss the rivalry at the winter meetings this week, Valentine replied:

“No, I hate the Yankees. I don’t want to waste this valuable time talking about the Yankees. This is too valuable,”
While the two sides have never gotten close, I am one of those Mets fans who would love to see Bobby back behind the bench in Flushing one day, and this is exactly why. Outspoken and honest, Valentine had moderate success here in the 90s and left us with the "fake mustache incident" as well. For now though, I'll take pleasure in watching him ruffle the feathers of Yankees fans for the foreseeable future and look forward to some more colorful comments throughout the season for sure.
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