Found December 06, 2011 on The Soxaholix:
Al: Well, this is comforting. I mean the last thing I want to do during friggin cold, empty, snow-crusted wintah nights is fill my silly head with dreams of top free agent signings — "Cherington said the Sox are 'less likely' to pursue 'top-tier' free-agent starting pitchers."   Al: Thanks, Ben.   Doug: Yeah, but what does Larry say?   Mike: Meanwhile, we also learn that Valentine says "he has reached out to every player on the Sox rostah. That included leaving a message for Josh Beckett offering to visit him this week."   Doug: ☎ Leave a message at the tone...Beep "Hey, Becks, it's me, Bobbbbbyyyyyy Valentine-ine-ine-ine... That's right, humanitarian, fluent in Japanese, one of the greatest baseball minds of a generation, andManager of the Boston Red Sox! "But enough about me, this ...
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