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Boston Dirt Dogs -- Bobby V is back on the air

The Magic Mouth of Bobby Valentine Is Back in Business
Bobby V To Co-Host Show on NBC Sports Radio

Top 10 Little Known Facts About
Bobby Valentine's New Radio Show

10. As a young boy, Valentine actually invented what is widely-known today as "talk radio" starting out with two tomato cans and a string in his Connecticut basement.

9. By the time Valentine's show debuts in April, several people in Massachusetts will have found AM-1510 on their radio dial.

8. Fellow Dodger great Adrian Gonzalez plans to call in weekly... using Kelly Shoppach's phone of course.

7. Valentine's contract stipulates that he will never have to do any remote broadcasts from the Stupid Oakland Coliseum.

6. Bobby V signed the radio deal at one of the top breakfast places in New York City where he had warm oatmeal with plenty of brown sugar and NBC Sports executive Rob Simmelkjaer's ham was perfectly cooked.

5. To boost ratings for the spring book, David Ortiz was scheduled to appear live in studio with Bobby V in May, but Valentine says Ortiz quit on him.

4. Behind the scenes, it was Larry Lucchino who pulled some strings with Red Sox analyst and former NBC head honcho Jack Welch to get Valentine the job.

3. Dustin Pedroia offered his opinion on Valentine making the transition from fired manager to radio host: "I really don't know what Bobby is trying to do … Maybe that works in Japan."

2. Valentine already warned his bosses that he might be a few minutes late for the first show as he promised his son he would give him a ride to the airport that day.

1. Valentine's soon-to-be-announced co-host will be none other than his dear old friend ... Curt Schilling.

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Boston Globe:

Hanley enjoying his return > Victorino slowly getting up to speed > Ramirez fitting right in > Manuel Margot in stars in Salem

Boston Herald:

Pablo Sandoval struggles against lefties continues > Buchholz says he's sorry for the effort > Red Sox doing more right than wrong > Miley put Sox in hole


Brentz walkoff helps PawSox win at McCoy > Marrero more aggressive > Vic ready to make impact > Workman receives PRP injection

NY Post:

The latest way ESPN ruined Sunday Night Baseball > Girardi dusts off Mike Stanley story for Jeter's panicked replacement > Yankees all-in on Carlos Beltran, and that's a problem

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