I know Bobby Valentine’s voice drives some people crazy, and others didn’t like him when he was manager of the New York Mets.
But I think the ESPN analyst is pretty good … and he did a fine job leading a mediocre Mets team to the World Series in 2000.
But I have a bone to pick with Bobby V on his analysis of the Albert Pujols situation as to whether or not the slugger will remain in St. Louis:
“Divine intervention will be needed, he will look upon God to give him the direction …”
Stop there, please Bobby V … that was a beautiful and poignant remark the morning after the Cardinals won the title.
(And it was good to see anchor Steve Berthiaume stop in mid-snicker too when he realized the ex-skipper was being serious)
But Valentine didn’t stop there, unfortunately.
“… if in fact the baseball gods say he needs to stay in St. Louis, then he will.”
Egads, what a dopey expression … although some of my atheist critics no doubt love it.
To be fair, Bobby V is not the only person to utter the expression about “this god” or “that god” … but it’s just dopey at best and disrespectful to Him at worst.
There’s only one God, after all, in Jesus Christ … and HIS waters should never be muddied by the mention of other so-called “gods”, whether one is trying to be flippant or not.