Listen, there are a multitude of reasons as to why Mark Shapiro should hire Bobby Valentine to fill the Indians vacant managerial position. Some of them actually have to do with baseball, and that's fine. It would help to have a guy that has some semblance of baseball acumen. For me, however, it's about the peripherals. Yeah, we all know about Valentine's mustachiod escapades while at the helm of the Mets, but I've found a bigger, better reason to hire the man.
His acting on Japanese TV.
Now, I have no idea what this show is called. I have no idea exactly what's happening, nor do I have any what Bobby Valentine is saying in it, but I do know he played a bartender in it. And I don't need to know what he's saying to tell you that the man clearly has acting chops.
Here's a very simple translation of the plot from the YouTube page:
"A man and a woman meet at a stylish bar that many celebrities frequent.
With a little mischievous help from the bartender, who is quite familiar
with the intricacies of love, the two start to get to know each other well.
However, they both try to put on airs to impress the other, with lies flying
left and right. After they leave the bar and part ways, the famished couple
go to a beef bowl shop on the outskirts of town. They meet again purely by
coincidence, and their love ends up being... "
"...who is quite familiar with the intricacies of love." How great is that.
Bobby V makes an appearance at 1:47 and 7:10 — and probably after that, but I wouldn't know since I stopped watching. I was too busy firing of an email to the Emmys imploring them to give Valentine some sort of Best Supporting Actor in a Japanese TV Show With No Translation award.
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