Every day was Valentine’s Day when Bobby V was in the dugout
It’s impossible for many baseball fans to celebrate Valentine’s Day without a chuckling a bit about the man who made every day Valentine’s Day during his career.
Bobby Valentine played 10 seasons in the majors but is best known for his time on the bench. He managed the Texas Rangers, the Chiba Lotte Marines in Japan and, most recently, the Boston Red Sox. However, his most memorable work came with the New York Mets, whom he led to the 2000 NL pennant – and with whom he once donned a Groucho Marx disguise after being ejected from a game in June 1999.
Relive that moment in all of its glory, courtesy of MLB:
The two-game suspension and $5,000 fine were a small price to pay for the entertainment value that has now spanned nearly two decades (and will span many more).