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Bobby Valentine tries humor, spoiler role

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine watches his team

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine watches his team take batting practice before a game against the on at Fenway Park. (Sept. 11, 2012) Photo Credit: Getty


Seeing Bobby Valentine sitting in his office before Tuesday night's game, tucked away in a corner of the Red Sox clubhouse, brought to mind Col. Nathan Jessup's line from "A Few Good Men" about eating breakfast 300 yards from 4,000 Cubans trained to kill him.

Swap Jessup for Valentine, and the Cubans for the 50 or so media members swarming a few feet away from the manager's desk,...

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