Bobby Valentine's Return To The Dugout More About Mentoring Than Managing

Bobby Valentine’s Return To The Dugout More About Mentoring Than Managing

Bobby Valentine’s vast resume includes 16 years as a major league manager with three different teams, most recently with the Red Sox in 2012.

Now back in a dugout for the first time in four years, he will be the first to interrupt anyone looking to make a comparison to his prior experience.


Saves And Relief Have New Meaning For Former St. Joseph Pitcher Nikki Cote

Saves And Relief Have New Meaning For Former St. Joseph Pitcher Nikki Cote

Saves and relief once had a far different meaning for Nikki Cote when she was a softball pitcher, first for St. Joseph High School and then Brandeis.

Winning was everything. Now, those same terms have life and death ramifications for the 23-year-old Cote, who is an emergency medical technician in Shelton with aspirations of eventually becoming a physician assistant.


Commentary: 7 On 7 Football Provides Benefits When Kept In Perspective

Commentary: 7 On 7 Football Provides Benefits When Kept In Perspective

Each July, as a large portion of local media descends on Dunning Stadium for New Canaan’s 7 on 7 Tournament, I think back to a conversation I had with Rich Albonizio four or five years ago.

Albonizio, the coach of Greenwich at the time, was watching his team go through what has become a much more popular and celebrated version of what my friends and I did growing up, in yards or vacant fields. One person snaps the ball to the quarterback while everyone else on offense becomes a receiver.