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Pragmatic Red Sox fans ready for a fresh start

If hope springs eternal in the run-up to baseball season, that hope seems a mite muted this year.

Sure, tourists flocked to Fenway Park this weekend for tours of the fabled ballyard, 11th-hour burnishing helped the 101-year-old stadium belie its age, and the Bleacher Bar in center field was crammed with patrons staring agog at the dazzling green of the playing field.

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