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Baseball's border wars

Somewhere between Yankee Nation and Red Sox Nation lies a rather fuzzy border, and it runs through Tom Farrey's backyard.

Updated: October 10, 2003, 2:53 PM ET
By Tom Farrey | Special to Page 2

You will hear a lot of talk in the next week or so about how the center of the baseball universe is wherever the Red Sox-Yankees playoff series is being held that day. It isn't true. And it isn't wherever the Cubs and Marlins are playing, either.

The center of the baseball universe is Burlington, Connecticut, precisely two hours from both Yankee Stadium, to the southwest, and Fenway Park, to the northeast. In fact, I'm fairly certain that our own version of the Mason-Dixon Line (we call ...

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