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Bobby Valentine running camp his way

Change in the air with new Red Sox manager

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Bobby Valentine hasn’t managed since 2009 (in Japan) and hasn’t managed in the majors since 2002. In the last couple of days, as he has walked around the new JetBlue Park facility, he has realized how much he missed it.

He has made the rounds, bat in hand, wearing a Red Sox T-shirt and shorts, going field by field, player by player, coach by coach in what likely will be a few days or weeks of meet and greet as he learns the lay of the land, the new manager in an organization that has changed much of its hierarchy.

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