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Perfect storm in the Hub

Friday offers three games, three storylines that remind Bostonians why we love sports

Updated: May 7, 2010, 12:53 AM ET
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- In the time of Bad Ben and a fallen Tiger, the antihero is as much a part of sports as the hero, and it doesn't stop with misguided and reckless players. Runaway lust for profits at the expense of the quality of the game and enjoyment for the fans, and to a certain extent steroids were offenses perpetrated both by individual team owners and the commissioners of their respective leagues. Disillusionment, in other words, comes with the territory.

But sport has always lived best in ...

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