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Just another loss? Not quite

Papelbon says he'll put Yankees walk-off behind him, but a troubling trend is brewing

Updated: May 18, 2010, 11:49 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

NEW YORK -- This was not "The stock market has crashed, the oil slick is spreading, the wind is howling, the water is rising, the enemy is advancing," end-of-the-world stuff.

Though seeing Keith Olbermann -- the MSNBC news anchor and frequent bearer of bad tidings -- in the Red Sox clubhouse afterward Monday night gave this retch-inducing 11-9 loss to the New York Yankees the atmosphere of gloom and doom it so richly deserved.

This did not approach the level of the Bruins' scrape-off-the-ice, ...

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