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An opener of gloom, doom in Bronx

A-Rod says reports of Yanks' demise are 'crazy' -- then his teammates trip, fall

Updated: April 1, 2013, 8:48 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- A warm sun had given way to gloom and doom at the close of Opening Day in the Bronx, where the wind and rain and slate-gray clouds were not nearly as ominous as the signs on the Yankee Stadium field.

Stray garbage was swirling about as the home team kicked around the ball in the ninth, adding insult to the injuries before the handful of fans who had bothered to stick around for the bitter end.

"It got kind of raw, in a sense," Joe Girardi said, referring to ...

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