Bobby Valentine Wrecks While Texting and Driving … His Bike

Bobby Valentine Wrecks While Texting and Driving … His Bike. Valentine was reading a text from Dustin Pedroia when he crashed and landed near the Central Park Reservoir on Tuesday, according to the New York Times. “I shouldn’t have been reading a text while I was riding, ” he said. “That’s the wrong thing to do. But at least I was wearing my helmet.” He sustained injuries to his knees and hips, which quite possibly can be classified as less serious than what everyone else had to suffer through this season.  [NYT]

What Would a Mitt Romney Presidency Be Like? David Bernstein plays the hypothetical situation game and takes us to summer 2013 under a Mitt Romney presidency. “Romney will not have suddenly reverted back to the ideologically moderate technocrat who was elected governor of Massachusetts 10 years ago,” he writes.  [The Phoenix]

Textbooks Are ‘Static and Antiquated,’ and That’s Where Boundless Comes In. Boundless is a Boston-based startup that offers free virtual textbooks by taking the skeleton of real textbooks and mashing it up with content from sources like Wikipedia. Warning: Because this is a future of the industry story, phrases like “… Boundless doesn’t see itself as a textbook company. It sees itself as a higher learning facilitator … ” abound.  [WBUR]

Employers Are Giving Up The Fight Against Internet-Surfing Employees. Internet 1, Your Boss 0. Now go waste some time and check this out.  [Patriot Ledger]

Boston Arborist Doesn’t Know Why Someone Stole Tree Burls (And Neither Does Anyone Else). The burls, which are those giant knots on tree trunks, were removed with a chainsaw, and cutting them from trees can decrease a tree’s lifespan.  []