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Posted by: Jack Curry on Mar 30, 2010 at 02:32:32 PM

The following was originally posted on March 19 on

BRADENTON, Fla. -- In 16 days, Josh Beckett is scheduled to unleash the first pitch of the 2010 season to Derek Jeter at a boisterous Fenway Park. It will probably be a fastball, a pitch that will climb above 90 miles per hour and will christen the resumption of the rivalry between the Red Sox and the Yankees.

On Friday, Beckett fired fastballs against the anonymous Pirates in another monotonous Spring Training game. An hour before the game started, an expressionless Beckett sat alone in the third-base dugout, as approachable as a pit bull who had been fasting for a week. So Beckett's ornery demeanor was in perfect form to barge into another season.

At the same time, the Yankees were playing the Tigers