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Human factor shows for Red Sox, Yanks

Rivalry set aside as Yankees help Red Sox first-base coach Ron Johnson and family

Updated: March 4, 2011, 12:26 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The storied rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees is one of the best in sports.

There's always something to talk about when these two clubs play each other, and there always will be. On the field, there have been epic battles, crushing defeats, joyous victories, historic collapses and bench-clearing brawls.

Off the field, however, the players and personnel on the clubs respect each other. Believe it or not, there's also a lot of love shared ...

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