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Francona returns to cheers, adoration at Fenway Park

It wasn’t Opening Day. It was bigger than that - a 100-year celebration of a ballpark, and Terry Francona could understand that as well as anyone.

All you had to do was refer to two of the greatest accomplishments in the history of the Red Sox - World Series victories in 2004 and 2007 - and find the smiling face of Francona, then the manager, in the team picture.

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