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Bobby Valentine: Mets Did More For NYC After 9/11 Than Yankees

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, Bobby Valentine made comments on WFAN radio that took shots at the New York Yankees and crossed the line at precisely the wrong moment. 

Twelve years removed from an unspeakable American tragedy, the former New York Mets manager reflected on its horrific aftermath in New York City. He spoke on the Mets' role in coming to the aid of New Yorkers in the days following 9/11 and of the difficult decision on whether to take the field at Shea Stadium.

But Valentine also expressed jealousy and dismay toward his former crosstown, pinstriped rivals. He argued, essentially in a manner of setting the record straight, that the Yankees had been unjustly portrayed as bigger heroes than the Mets in 2001.

Source: LA Times. Read full article. (link)

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