Bobby Valentine Is Managing Snow. (He Seems to Be Good at It.)

Bobby Valentine, the wildly successful former baseball

skipper of the Chiba Lotte Marines

, was out in the snow in Stamford, Connecticut this morning

directing traffic


After removing his name from consideration for the Baltimore Orioles managerial job this past season and being passed over for a return engagement as manager of the New York Mets, Valentine has taken on a $10,000 position as

safety director of the town of Stamford


“This is my job,” he told a TV reporter who asked him why he was there (and who referred to him, rather unfairly, as a “minicelebrity”). Rather than answering questions, Valentine spent much of his camera time explaining to a motorist how to bypass the stopped traffic on I-95.