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Dan Shaughnessy

Latest controversy came out of left field

NEW YORK — Saturday was eventful at Yankee Stadium.

Carl Crawford, the man with the $142 million contract, was not in Boston’s lineup against CC Sabathia. Crawford said he was embarrassed and ready to play. Sounding defiant and dubious, Bobby Valentine said he was just following orders. Bobby finally seems to be telling us that if he’s going to go down, he’s going down on his own terms.

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