Posted February 10, 2012 on AP on Fox
Bobby Valentine says he's not sure what it will be like to manage the Boston Red Sox against the New York Yankees, and Don Zimmer says he's not giving him any advice. Valentine and Zimmer, a former Red Sox skipper and Yankees coach, were among a group of baseball stars who showed up at the Mohegan Sun casino on Friday for the Connecticut Sports Foundation's annual charity dinner to benefit cancer research. Former Yankee greats Goose Gossage and Yogi Berra also were there. Joe Girardi was expected, but didn't meet with the media. Valentine, a Stamford native, says those are the guys who know what the rivalry is, and he's just looking forward to learning about it.

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