November 28, 2005

All the way, the "Bobby way": Valentine takes the Chiba Lotte Marines to the Japan Series title (and the hearts and boardrooms of Japan).

posted by Hugh Janus to baseball at 07:48 PM - 6 comments

Great article, Hugh. Thanks for posting it.

posted by sakana at 08:39 PM on November 28, 2005

Agreed. That's a great story.

posted by dusted at 09:57 PM on November 28, 2005

Such a different country. And not just because they sell six-packs at the stadium.

posted by yerfatma at 06:14 AM on November 29, 2005

He's still a twerp - ask Cliff Floyd!

posted by knuckleballer at 08:18 AM on November 29, 2005

He's still a twerp By "He's still," you mean "He continues to be?" What he's doing right now doesn't seem too twerpish, and I'd be surprised if Floyd keeps up with him enough to know what he's "still" like, years after their spat. If Floyd was to tell you Valentine's still a twerp, I'd say he's talking out of his ass. I'd tell him to read the article. I'd tell him to grow up. I'd tell you the same, knuckleballer. That's four years and 3,000 miles ago.

posted by Hugh Janus at 10:28 AM on November 29, 2005

After Valentine took over, the Marines' attendance tripled -- to 1.3 million spectators this year. Here's the key to why corporate leaders respect the accomplishment. Which is fine, I think the Bobby Way as explained in the article is the right way to lead.

posted by billsaysthis at 03:10 PM on November 29, 2005

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