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Red Sox to wear sleeve patches with ad logo in Japan

Updated: January 23, 2008, 5:18 PM ET
Associated Press

TOKYO -- The Boston Red Sox are putting advertisements on their uniforms for the first time.

The World Series champions said Wednesday they will wear sleeve patches with the logo "EMC" when they open the season with a two-game series against the Oakland Athletics at the Tokyo Dome on March 22 and 23.

EMC Corp. is a data-storage company based in Hopkinton, Mass.

Ads are usually prohibited from uniforms in Major League Baseball, but the sport has made exceptions for games in Japan. ...

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