Donald Trump is reportedly considering Bobby Valentine for a position as the U.S. Ambassador to Japan. It makes total sense, as Valentine managed baseball in Japan once upon a time, and we don’t know where Tom Select stands politically.
Kevin Youkilis, who played for Valentine for half a season in Boston before being traded to the White Sox, has some history with Valentine.
In April of his one disastrous season with the Red Sox, Valentine questioned Youkilis’ emotional and physical state, setting off a contentious relationship between the two. Valentine attributed Youkilis’ issues to being accused of being the snitch on the “chicken and beer” comments from the previous season.