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This bicycle's not built for two

What would Bobby V. tell John Farrell about managing the Sox? We can only guess

Updated: September 7, 2012, 12:43 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- John Farrell's first clue was the racing bike parked outside the hotel coffee shop. Hard not to notice, with the Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett baseball cards wedged in the wheel.

Then he spotted the gray-haired man in the Groucho glasses, fake mustache, WEEI T-shirt and Spandex shorts gesturing to him from the booth in the back. Farrell sighed. Where was his third-base coach, Brian Butterfield, when he needed him?

He worked his way toward the back, ...

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