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Bobby Valentine crashes bicycle in New York texting Dustin Pedroia

Bobby Valentine, manager of the Red Sox, was involved in a bicycle crash in New York caused by reading a text message from Dustin Pedroia on Tuesday.

Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Bobby Valentine has been known to cause verbal crashes in the past (like threatening to punch a radio host in the mouth), but now the (soon to be former) manager of the Red Sox has gotten himself in actual harm's way.

According to a New York Times report published Wednesday morning, Valentine crashed his bicycle while reading a text message from Dustin Pedroia in New York City on Tuesday. Valentine and the Red Sox were in New York for their season-ending series with the rival New York Yankees.

According to the Times, Valentine said he was reading a text message from second baseman Dustin Pedroia when he had to swerve to avoid people in front of him. He fell off the bike and suffered minor injuries to his knees and hips. (via Boston Globe)

Valentine said he was wearing a helmet during the time of the crash and admitted that he shouldn't be texting and cycling. He revealed that the text message from Pedroia indicated that he would be playing on Tuesday night despite having a broken finger and another injured finger.

While we certainly wish no harm to Valentine, and we're glad that he is OK, you just can't make this kind of news up. Only Bobby V., and only the 2012 Red Sox.