Bobby V shuffles deck and wins again

With Pedroia out, Sox players and their manager are stepping up in creative ways

Updated: May 31, 2012, 8:52 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- It's one of those nightly problems, to poach a line from Mr. Shaughnessy, that causes silos to explode in Bill James' home state of Kansas.

Bobby Valentine doesn't have the luxury of a computer in the dugout. It's just the Red Sox manager and his bench coach, Tim Bogar, rapidly calculating all the permutations that go into deciding how four go into three and when.

What is advanced algebra for Valentine and Bogar, meanwhile, is a source of amusement for the people most affected ...

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