Bobby Valentine returning to ESPN

We’ve always had a soft spot for Bobby Valentine. That swagger, that smile, that charm, that tan. It was a huge thrill to meet the guy. He’s got that infectious personality that you just can’t stay away from. And now, Valentine is returning to ESPN:

Valentine, who previously worked for ESPN in 2003, will take on expanded duties in 2010. He will appear on “Baseball Tonight” and 1050 ESPN Radio in New York, and contribute to, the local ESPN sports site that launches next year.

“Bobby’s global knowledge of the game and dynamic personality make him a great addition to our baseball franchise,” said Norby Williamson, executive vice president, production. “We’re thrilled to welcome him back to ESPN.”
Expect a spike in Baseball Tonight’s program ratings in 2010 from at least one household. No one knows as much about baseball, women, life, the works as Bobby Valentine does. Nobody.
Me & Bobby V. [Diamond Hoggers]