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Opening act sets storylines in motion

Red Sox remind Yanks you can't count them out at home; but are they Fenway creation?

Updated: April 5, 2010, 11:05 AM ET
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- As early as the first four innings of the 2010 season and certainly after the uneven, raucous final five, the familiar warning signs, threats, harbingers and general blueprints for the summer between the Red Sox and Yankees dotted Opening Night at Fenway Park.

There was warmth and festivities. The rap rebel turned music mogul turned mainstream soda-and-headphones pitchman, Dr. Dre, took batting practice. Yankees fan LeBron James showed up and took his seat. Before throwing ...

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