Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine received minor injuries after falling off his bike while reading a text message. (Elsa/Getty Images)
Adding insult to injury in an already lost season, Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine received minor injuries after slipping and falling in a ditch in New York's Central Park Reservoir after reading a text message while riding his bike, reports The New York Times.
Valentine was reading a text on his phone from Dustin Pedroia, the Red Sox second baseman, and riding his bicycle. When he looked up, he had to swerve to avoid the umbrellas of two French tourists walking in front of him. The bike skidded, and he lost his balance and went careening head over pedals down the side of the hill by the road.
“I shouldn’t have been reading a text while I was riding," Valentine said. “That’s the wrong thing to do. But at least I was wearing my helmet. Hey, if he can play with that, I can certainly manage with this,” he said, showing the bandages on his legs.
Boston is in town to play the New York Yankees and with a record of 69-92, they are currently in last place in the American League East with one game left.