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Mike Napoli hits ground running for Red Sox this time

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Let’s start with what you really want to know. Yes, Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli still has his beard, although it’s neatly manicured compared to the woolly mammoth he ended last season with.

Most of his teammates shaved once the World Series ended, but Napoli decided to stick with his look, which is reminiscent of a Civil War general.

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