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Lackey, Teixeira on opposite sides

Former teammates feel pull of Red Sox-Yankees rivalry

Updated: April 3, 2010, 12:22 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

Even before John Lackey signed with the Boston Red Sox, Mark Teixeira lobbied his former teammate to join the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry.

Of course, he envisioned Lackey in pinstripes.

"He kind of got on me during the season, trying to get me to go there," said Lackey, who never really popped up on the Yankees' radar this winter. "It'll be fun. It's one of the reasons to come here, to get into a rivalry like that. It's one of the biggest in sports, and ...

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