"I've worked hard and what I'm doing right now is good," Mulder said. "I know it's working and I'm excited for the opportunity."
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"I can handle this," Mulder wrote on Twitter. "But seeing my son in tears when he saw me in a boot and crutches and I told him I wasn't going to pitch. That was tough."
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