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The lifeblood of Boston

Intense yet fun-loving, Kevin Youkilis and Dustin Pedroia set tone for Red Sox

Updated: March 25, 2011, 11:18 AM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Boston's big right-handed bats are competitively driven and follicly challenged. Kevin Youkilis readily admits that his lack of plate coverage prompted him to declare surrender and shave his head, but Dustin Pedroia continues to fight the good fight. When Pedroia arrived at spring training this year with a semblance of growth where a buzz cut used to be, his new look became a popular topic of debate in the Red Sox clubhouse.

"I love it, man,'' outfielder Mike Cameron ...

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