Found September 16, 2012 on NESN.com:
Editor's note: NESN.com is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine's words. Each game day, we will select a Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. It was another day, and another decision that Bobby Valentine would have to explain to everyone else after the Red Sox lost 5-0 to the Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon. During the top of the seventh inning, with two out, Red Sox third baseman Pedro Ciriaco singled, and stole second while Jose Iglesias was at the plate. With a 2-2 count, manager Valentine decided...
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