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Weiland has luck of Irish on his side

Former Notre Dame closer will start for Sox on Saturday night against Northeastern

Updated: February 25, 2011, 5:41 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- There is no iconic image for Notre Dame baseball, Red Sox pitching prospect Kyle Weiland said, to compare with Touchdown Jesus, the giant mural mounted on the side of the Hesburgh library that towers over 80,000-seat Notre Dame Stadium.

The most distinctive visual at Frank Eck Stadium, the 2,500-seat ballpark that the Fighting Irish baseball players call home, Weiland said, is probably the line of trees planted just beyond the chain-link outfield fence.

"Obviously,'' ...

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