Bobby Valentine uses 9/11 to pump up the Mets and chop down the Yankees
Wednesday marked the 12-year-old anniversary of the tragic events that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001. Most of us can remember the exact place we were when the terrorist attacks took place and exactly how we were informed. Unfortunately, stupid people like Bobby Valentine say stupid things even on days where we should be honoring those who lost their lives.
Valentine, who was the manager of the New York Mets at the time of the attacks, spoke to Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts of WFAN on Wednesday. For whatever reason, he decided to use the topic as an opportunity to convince people that the Mets were more heroic than the New York Yankees.
“Let it be said that during the time from 9/11 to 9/21, the Yankees were (not around),” Valentine said. “You couldn’t find a Yankee on the streets of New York City. You couldn’t find a Yankee down at Ground Zero, talking to the guys who were working 24/7.
“Many of them didn’t live here, and so it wasn’t their fault. And many of them did not partake in all that, so there was some of that jealousy going around. Like, ‘Why are we so tired? Why are we wasted? Why have we been to the funerals and the firehouses, and the Yankees are getting all the credit for bringing baseball back?’ And I said ‘This isn’t about credit, guys. This is about doing the right thing.’”
If it wasn’t about getting credit 12 years ago, I guess it is now. Otherwise, why on earth would Valentine feel that it’s appropriate to argue that the Mets gave more to the community on 9/11 than the Yankees?
What Mr. Wrap Sandwich was trying to say — we think — is that the Yankees got all the credit in the media for restoring some sense of normalcy to the area after the worst terrorist attack in our nation’s history. That could be because the Yankees have had more success than the Mets and were at the peak of their popularity back in 2001, but does it really even matter? The point is completely irrelevant.
We have heard Bobby V. say some controversial and idiotic things in the past, but his comments on Wednesday took stupidity to a new level.