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Manny talks will 'start from scratch'

Updated: March 1, 2009, 9:54 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt envisioned Sunday as a day for fireworks, ceremonial first pitches and a wall-to-wall celebration in conjunction with the opening of the new $100 million spring training facility that his team will share with the Chicago White Sox.

Instead, McCourt spent the bulk of a 30-minute press conference discussing Scott Boras, deferred money, and the team's decision to "start from scratch" in its negotiations with star outfielder Manny Ramirez.

He ...

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