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Red Sox Spring Training 2012: Bill Belichick Makes A Visit

With the NFL "offseason" going on, Bill Belichick found a little free time and decided to spend some of it in Fort Myers, FL with the Boston Red Sox.

Belichick often goes down to Spring Training, usually to visit long-time friends Tony La Russa and Terry Francona, according to

Well, even with those two having moved on for the time being, the Patriots head coach still stopped in to say hello to Bobby Valentine and the rest of the club.

"When I was in New York, Bobby was in New York with the Mets," Belichick told's Mike Reiss at the time Valentine was hired by the Sox. "Love Bobby. Great guy. Great baseball guy. Love to talk to him. He's got a lot of energy.

"Don't get me wrong, I love Terry [Francona]. I had a great relationship with Bobby in New York. I went to several Mets games and stuff like that, watched Keyshawn [Johnson] throw out the opening pitch and all that. Bobby is a wonderful guy. I look forward to catching up with him and seeing him here."

Soon Belichick won't have to travel as far to see Bobby V and the Sox, who are less than two weeks away from Opening Day.

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