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Report: Valentine loses TBS job over Sept. 11 comments

Posted by Gary Dzen, Boston.com Staff  September 26, 2013 11:50 AM

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Former Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine lost out on a gig as a studio analyst with TBS in part because of comments he made about Sept. 11, according to a Newsday report.

Valentine was a candidate for an analyst job during the upcoming MLB playoffs, but recent comments about the conduct of the Yankees organization during the 9/11 attacks on New York city reportedly helped cost him the job. Valentine was manager of the New York Mets at the time.

“You couldn't find a Yankee on the streets of New York City,’’ Valentine said on WFAN radio. “You couldn't find a Yankee down at Ground Zero, talking to the guys who were working 24/7."

TBS announced Monday that Pedro Martinez and Tom Verducci will join Keith Olbermann in studio for the playoffs. Valentine was fired as Red Sox manager after a disastrous 2012 season.

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