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Beckett gets caught off guard

With Varitek sidelined, ace’s routine is disrupted

In his worst outing since June, Josh Beckett allowed nine hits and seven runs over 5 1/3 uninspired innings. In his worst outing since June, Josh Beckett allowed nine hits and seven runs over 5 1/3 uninspired innings. (Mark Blinch/Reuters)
By Adam Kilgore
Globe Staff / August 19, 2009

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Josh Beckett is a man who relies on habits. He follows a meticulous schedule of bullpen sessions and workouts and reviews notebooks full of scouting reports on the four days between his starts. It is always the same, every detail perfect and familiar. (Full article: 807 words)

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