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A hurt for the ages

This one could take a while to get over for Red Sox players and fans

Updated: September 29, 2011, 6:31 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BALTIMORE -- Jonathan Papelbon's eyes were not on the clubhouse TV. They were staring, unseeing, into his locker.

The sound told the Boston Red Sox closer what had transpired a thousand miles away. And the fury.

"I heard people, you know, getting ticked off," he said, "so I figured something had happened."

Manager Terry Francona said he doesn't even remember ("I honestly don't know'') how he learned that Evan Longoria hit the home run in Tropicana ...

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