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Carl Yastrzemski, Red Sox thump A’s 6-3

Two down, one to go

It began in section 29 and unfurled to a unison, a capella refrain. It was “Goodby Charlie, Goodby, Goodby Charlie, we hate to see you go...and even when Charles Oscar Finley stood, turned and waved, his smile was forced.

Yesterday was the game Charles Oscar’s World Champe’en A’s could not lose. But as one-third of the 33,578 rose in derisive song, it was the ninth inning and indeed, Oakland was going to lose and go down, 2-0, in this AL Championship series.

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