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A 'perfect storm' of excitement

Big moves weren't made to create buzz, according to Sox, but it's a welcome side effect

Updated: December 12, 2010, 3:51 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The question, Sam Kennedy agreed, was a fair one, given that the Boston Red Sox just signed their second-ever $20 million-a-year player, Carl Crawford, and are planning to give at least that much to another, Adrian Gonzalez.

What's going to happen to ticket prices, or as one big Sox fan put it on his Facebook page, "How much is it going to cost to sit in the bleachers next year, 100 bucks?''

The short answer is no, according to Kennedy, ...

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