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Carl Crawford eases in with Red Sox

Updated: March 1, 2011, 10:45 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- In preparation for his Grapefruit League debut with the Boston Red Sox, outfielder Carl Crawford was buttoning his home white No. 13 jersey Monday afternoon in the clubhouse of City of Palms Park.

As Crawford was just about finished putting on a game uniform other than that of the Tampa Bay Rays for the first time, Red Sox manager Terry Francona walked by.

"I [expletive] hated you. Now I love you," Francona told him.

"I feel the same way ...

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