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Jon Lester: We're good people

Updated: October 18, 2011, 5:07 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester took the highly unusual step Monday of placing calls to several Boston media outlets, including ESPNBoston.com, to forcefully dispute the way the team has been characterized in the aftermath of its September collapse.

"I'm trying to set the record straight," Lester said, insisting he was acting on his own and not at the behest of anyone else, including the team. "It's tough to sit back and let people bash your name, and that's what they're doing.

"You ...

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