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April flowers bring October prowess?

The past two times the Sox sported MLB's best record on May 1? 2004 and 2007.

Updated: May 1, 2013, 9:13 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

TORONTO -- This was back when there was still snow on the ground, as fresh as the memory of what had been the worst season by a Boston Red Sox team in decades, their second last-place finish in 80 years. Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter was in Fenway Park by special invitation, a guest at a charity event sponsored by former Sox general manager Theo Epstein.

Showalter was mock annoyed, telling everyone within earshot that his life had just gotten that much harder because the Red Sox ...

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