Valentine out, Hicks in on Trump team

Bobby ValentineFormer major league baseball manager and player Bobby Valentine is apparently out of the running to become the next ambassador to Japan in the Trump administration.  Valentine, now athletic director at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, told the Hartford Courant talk of him assuming such a role was “just speculation.”

What apparently is not speculation is the appointment of Hope Hicks as Donald Trump’s director of strategic communications.  Hicks, 28, is a Greenwich native who served as Trump’s chief spokeswoman during the Republican Primary campaign.