Overtime

Dave Ruden offers news, commentary and analysis on the FCIAC and local sports

Valentine: “It Turned Into Quite An Event”

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Bobby Valentine looks on Wednesday morning during his Sports Academy’s Summer Camp. (Advocate photo/Kathleen O’Rourke) After six days in which he first seemed headed to become the Florida Marlins’ new manager, before the club announced last night that interim manager Edwin Rodriguez would finish out the season, Bobby Valentine addressed the situation publicly for the […] [Read More]
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BREAKING NEWS: Valentine Out Of Running For Marlins’ Opening

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Bobby Valentine confirmed on Tuesday night that he is no longer a candidate for the vacant Florida Marlins’ managing position. Asked about a report that the Marlins had informed interim manager Edwin Rodriguez that he would be maintained through the remainder of this season, Valentine, reached at ESPN’s studios, where he is an analyst, said, […] [Read More]
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BlueStreak-Overtime Profile Of The Week: Brianna Brown

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Brianna Brown recently completed a storied scholastic career at King, with 2,203 points, joining Trinity Catholic’s Amanda Pape and Da’Shena Stevens as the only other females in Stamford basketball history to top the 2,000 mark. This past season, Brown averaged 22.7 points, 13.1 rebounds and 4.2 steals a game. She was named to the All-New […] [Read More]
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Introducing The BlueStreak-Overtime Profile Of The Week

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Last week’s vote for the BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Spring Players of the Year (won by Greenwich’s Ryan Carr and Westhill’s Jen Joseph) marks the end of our weekly and seasonal awards until the fall. I am happy to say BlueStreak has agreed to continue to sponsor the award. Based on the feedback we have received from […] [Read More]
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Valentine Denies Latest Report He Is Out Of Running For Marlins’ Opening

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In a weekend full of refutations, Bobby Valentine today denied the latest report, by SI.com, Sports Illustrated’s website, that he was no longer in the running for the Florida Marlins’ vacant manager’s position. Reached early Sunday evening while he was in makeup before appearing on ESPN’s Baseball Tonight, where he is an analyst, Valentine said, […] [Read More]
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BREAKING NEWS: Valentine Postpones Interview With Marlins

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Bobby Valentine postponed his scheduled trip to Florida today to interview for the vacant Marlins job and said he was uncertain when — or if — he would meet with team officials to discuss the opening. Reached at his home in Stamford, Valentine said late Friday afternoon, “The process is going to take longer than […] [Read More]
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Carr, Joseph BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Spring Players Of The Year

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Ryan Carr Jen Joseph Two pitchers who had memorable seasons have been selected as the BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Spring Players of the Year. Ryan Carr of the Greenwich High School baseball team, who allowed just one earned run over his final 39 1/3 innings, and Jen Joseph, who led the Westhill softball team to its first […] [Read More]
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Carr, Joseph BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Spring Players Of The Year

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Ryan Carr of the Greenwich baseball team and Jen Joseph of the Westhill softball team have been voted as the BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Spring Players of the Year. There will be a story up shortly. [Read More]
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Valentine Refuses Comment In Text Message

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Here is the story I just wrote for The Advocate’s web site regarding Bobby Valentine, who sent me a text message this morning. I spoke to him yesterday; he won’t comment until/if he takes the Marlins’ job: In a text message to The Advocate Friday morning, Bobby Valentine denied reports from various news organizations that […] [Read More]
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Valentine Confirms Interview With Marlins

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This isn’t exactly breaking news, but I just received an e-mail from Bobby Valentine confirming that, as has been reported, he will be interviewing this weekend for the vacant Florida Marlins job. The Marlins fired Fredi Gonzalez today and Valentine, currently serving as an ESPN analyst, is considered a leading candidate for the job. As […] [Read More]
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