Earlier today, Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts of WFAN spoke to Bobby Valentine, who was the manager of the New York Mets when the September 11th attacks happened. For the most part, things went smoothly. But, as Valentine probably realizes now, there's a time and a place for everything. And on a day like today where everyone in this country should seek unity over the tragic events which occurred 12 years ago, the Mets former manager decided to take an inappropriate shot at the crosstown rival Yankees.
“Let it be said that during the time from 9/11 to 9/21, the Yankees were (not around),” Valentine said. “You couldn’t find a Yankee on the streets of New York City. You couldn’t find a Yankee down at Ground Zero, talking to the guys who were working 24/7.
“Many of them didn’t live here, and so it wasn’t their fault. And many of them did not partake in all that, so there was some of that jealousy going around. Like, ‘Why are we so tired? Why are we wasted? Why have we been to the funerals and the firehouses, and the Yankees are getting all the credit for bringing baseball back?’ And I said ‘This isn’t about credit, guys. This is about doing the right thing.’”
"This is about doing the right thing"? Well, that's ironic. Hey Valentine, wouldn't you be doing the right thing by not speaking on something as pointless as which MLB team from the Big Apple deserves more credit around the time of the attacks on the Twin Towers on a day like today?
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[via Larry Brown Sports]