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Red Sox lose thriller in Fenway’s formal opening

The dedication of Fenway Park yesterday, the real, down-in-the-book official dedication, with the music stuff, the flowers and the flag, was one huge hilarious success -- at least from 3:15 p.m. until sometime after 5, when the White Sox refused to take the short end of the breaks of the game any longer and cantered home an easy winner when pitcher Pape hoisted the distress signals in the ninth, after two hands were out and the crowd was breaking for the concrete inclines leading toward home.

Although there was no banqueting yesterday, there was one beautiful baseball day on hand and a field in splendid shape to play upon, even after the downpour of rain the afternoon before. The pools of waters had mysteriously disappeared, and clouds of dust, even, were whisked about where not so many hours previous conditions were more befitting beat racing than for the playing of the National game.

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