Students drop differences then ask teams to

Updated: March 24, 2005, 3:24 PM ET
Associated Press

ACTON, Mass. -- Tensions were running high on the Merriam School playground.

Yankees fans and Red Sox fans were relentlessly taunting each other, and the fun of Boston's comeback win in the 2004 ALCS was being lost.

As school officials worked to calm the students, they had a radical idea: Why not extend their peacemaking efforts to the big league level?

Their project to get the Red Sox and Yankees to shake hands before Boston's home opener April 11 at Fenway ...

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