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Red Sox's Woes Deeper Than Valentine

Michael Dwyer/AP

What we really saw Saturday at Fenway after the Red Sox were ahead 9-0, what we saw and kept seeing as Bobby Valentine brought one scrub after another out of his bullpen into this train wreck of a game, was just more of the fall that we thought ended with the last game of last season for the Boston Red Sox.

Somehow the Red Sox just keep falling and falling. And every time you think they have hit bottom, they give you a game like Saturday’s against the Yankees, as bad a regular-season loss as any Red Sox team has ever had against the Yankees in any era, making you imagine by the end that the Yankees had dropped the Red Sox from the top of the Green Monster.

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