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Sacred Heart's new athletic director weighs in on the WBC

Former Major League and Japanese Nippon League manager Bobby Valentine was on hand at AT&T Park before the start of Sunday's World Baseball Classic Semifinal game between Puerto Rico and Japan. Valentine, who managed in the Nippon League in 1995 and from 2004 to 2009, led the Pacific League's Chiba Lotte Marines to a Japan Series title in 2005.

Valentine was recently hired as the athletic director at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT.

-- Manny Randhawa / Contributor to

This post is part of a World Baseball Classic partnership between and the Indiana University School of Journalism at IUPUI.