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Ortiz, Lackey fly right for Red Sox

Updated: May 6, 2010, 9:50 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The only polls Terry Francona pays attention to divide fair from foul, not who appears on his lineup card.

The Red Sox manager understands that while followers of the team are rightfully known as the Fenway Faithful, they can just as often be the Fenway Fickle, ready to pass judgment not only from game to game but from at-bat to at-bat.

Francona can't operate that way. He's as likely to allow public opinion to determine how he uses David Ortiz as Theo Epstein is apt ...

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