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Red Sox turn to kiddie corps

With season looking like a lost cause, team hopes rookies bring some excitement

Updated: July 10, 2014, 10:40 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- He already owns a baseball team, a newspaper and a soccer club, and on Wednesday, Boston Red Sox owner John W. Henry added another enterprise to his portfolio: a preschool at 4 Yawkey Way.

All month, the Sox marketing people have been running a promotional exercise they tab "Calling All Kids." On Wednesday, it spilled onto the field, where the team started five rookies for the first time since 1987 (not including September call-ups). The newest addition was 23-year-old catcher ...

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