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Outburst shows strain on Bobby Valentine

SEATTLE — It started out as little comments borne out of the frustration. In some cases, Bobby Valentine was joking. But it was clear that a man who bounced around spring training with remarkable energy and enthusiasm had been beaten down.

On Wednesday, the Red Sox manager’s emotions boiled over, and what has been a season to remember for all the wrong reasons took another strange twist.

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