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Bobby Valentine Returns to the US

by on Oct.12, 2009 @ 4:16 pm, under NPB

Bobby at Narita Airport (Sanspo)

Bobby at Narita Airport (Sanspo)

Bobby Valentine returned to the US today and about 150 fans showed up at Narita to bid him a fond farewell.

"When I first arrived in Japan this year in January, a lot of fans came to see me.  And now a lot of have come to see me again today.  I'm really grateful.  I was able to work for a great team and I got to experience a lot of new things.  It was the best 7 years of my life."

Incidentally, FoxSports.com is reporting that the Yokohama Bay Stars are making a "concentrated effort" to get Valentine back in Japan as their manager for the 2010 season.