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Red Sox fans say they are ready for fresh start

As a beleaguered Red Sox nation absorbed the news of a monster trade, opinions at Fenway Park on Saturday were split about whether the loss of a handful of star players was an opportunity to reconstruct a team that has fallen from grace or another botched management decision in a season marked by strife on and off field.

The Red Sox forged a deal to send Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez, and Nick Punto — along with their massive salaries — to Los Angeles to play for the Dodgers.

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