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Napoli likes the smell of opportunity

Learning to live with hip condition, new Red Sox 1B anxious to prove himself

Updated: February 27, 2013, 4:20 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- When you come to Fenway Park as a visiting player, Mike Napoli said here the other day, and you're walking down the tunnel from the cramped clubhouse to the dugout, what hits you first is the smell. That overpowering, fermented-through-the-decades, God-I-don't-want-to-know-what-that-is smell.

"They've painted the walls and stuff, but my first years it was like, 'Man, am I going to get sick?''' Napoli said here the other day. "It's old, and it has so much ...

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