Video: Bobby Valentine Running for Mayor of Stamford, CT: "I connect people"

New York Mets fans, I dare you to look away. Bobby Valentine is running for mayor of Stamford, Connecticut, stating "I'm a bridge-builder, I connect people."

Watch his commercial pitch here. It's oddly compelling, and hard to look away.

Valentine managed in the major leagues for 16 seasons, with his most successful stint during a run with the New York Mets, taking the team to the playoffs twice, including the NLCS in 1999, and the World Series in 2000, where they lost to the cross-town rival New York Yankees. 

But perhaps his most iconic moment came on June 9, 1999, when he returned to a game after being ejected, hiding in the dugout under dark sunglasses and a fake mustache. 

Now that he's running for public office, you can be sure he's ditched the disguise.  

Photo Credit: @BobbyValentine