The well-traveled Bobby Valentine was at UConn last night for their preseason baseball dinner. My buddy Dom Amore of the Hartford Courant has the story.
The money quote from Bobby V:
"How September happened in Boston, I'll never know. But when it happened I knew I was going to get a chance to do something special. And we're going to do something special next year. Fans feel disrespected. I think the guys get it. ... They went home with a bad taste in their mouth and are going to do everything they can to get that taste out."
Valentine clearly feels that the team has something to prove in the wake of the collapse. It'll be interesting to see how this all plays out.