He managed the Mets to the 2000 World Series, so he can manage in a media circus.
He's smart, witty, a baseball lifer, doesn't seem like he takes a lot of crap off people and he's got thick skin. All of which will serve him well in Boston.
In Japan, he managed for several years and took his team to a championship so he can deal with foreign players and the chaos that usually follows them so dealing with a multi-national clubhouse should be a piece of cake.
But the biggest reason I'm stoked about Bobby Valentine being the next manager of the Red Sox?
He once got tossed out of a game and came back to the dugout wearing the lamest disguise this side of Robin's little mask.
Seriously, a fake 'stache, some sunglasses and a hat?
Trot could have done better in his sleep.
Welcome to Boston, Bobby V.