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“If I made a few people upset, I’m sorry about it,” Crawford said. “Everybody knows I loved Tampa when I was there. I had a good time there. It’s just (that) at the press conference I was overwhelmed by cameras. I’d never been in this kind of situation before and it just slipped my mind. So to the people in Tampa and the front office, I apologize and I’m sorry about that.”

Now that he’s with Boston he doesn’t expect problems adjusting to the team’s large media following and passionate fans _ both missing with Tampa Bay.

“I don’t think I have a choice,” Crawford said. “So I just have to find a way to get used to it.”