Bobby Valentine is so popular in Japan that he now has a beer named after him.
To commemorate Valentine guiding the Chiba Lotte Marines to their first Japan Series title in 31 years last month, Sapporo Breweries Ltd. has come out with BoBeer, a special version of its popular Black Label lager that’s available only in Chiba.
The can features a cartoon likeness of Valentine giving a thumbs-up and saying “We’re No. 1.”
Not to be outdone, Rheingold’s limited edition series of Commemorative Art Howe 12 oz. cans should be on bodega shelves any minute now.