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Sox, Yankees look to October

Weekend series will be about feeling each other out, not landing knockout punch

Updated: September 25, 2009, 7:46 PM ET
By Peter Gammons

This series was circled back in January, when the idea of a Red Sox-Yankees series at Yankee Stadium on the second-to-last weekend of the season seemed like such a good idea. Now it is a celebrity-free weekend that will be like the second round of a heavyweight fight, two contenders feeling each another out, circling, preparing for a climax that is rounds away. A lot of empty $2,500 seats will remind New Yorkers that there are no more must-see events in the South Bronx until after Columbus Day.

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