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With a "B strong" emblem on the Green Monster wall in honor of the Boston Marathon bombing surviviors, Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia holds a bat during team baseball practice at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. The Red Sox are preparing to face the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Photo by: Elise Amendola
With a "B strong" emblem on the Green Monster wall in honor of the Boston Marathon bombing surviviors, Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia holds a bat during team baseball practice at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. The Red Sox are preparing to face the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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