Red Sox begin 101st season at Fenway Park

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Red Sox begin 101st season at Fenway Park

From Comcast SportsNetBOSTON (AP) -- The Red Sox may be struggling, but the team's beloved Fenway Park continues to win over fans as it celebrates its 100th birthday.Loyal citizens of Red Sox nation returned to Fenway Friday to celebrate opening day and the start of the park's 101st season.Sal D'Amico brought his six-year-old son Sal Jr. to his first Sox game, continuing a tradition that started when D'Amico's father brought him to Fenway as a boy.The Massachusetts man says the home of the Green Monster is a "magical" place to him. He says win or lose, opening day will be a memory to treasure.The Red Sox may be looking for a little magic too as they try to overcome a tough 1-5 start to the season.

Morning Skate: Asking price on Shattenkirk should scare off Bruins

Morning Skate: Asking price on Shattenkirk should scare off Bruins

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading after watching the Boston Celtics take a hard pass on the Boogie. 
 
-- Bob McKenzie sits in with the good folks at TSN 1200 Ottawa sports radio and talks a little Claude Julien of the Montreal Canadiens

-- The Avalanche youth movement is set to begin as quickly as March 1, as Colorado may move some of its veteran players at the trade deadline. 
 
-- Ryan Johansen got snubbed in his return to Columbus for the first time as a member of the Nashville Predators. That’s too bad, but it’s also not exactly Wayne Gretzky returning to the Edmonton Oilers for the first time. 
 
-- The price tag for Kevin Shattenkirk is in and it includes a top prospect and a first-round pick, along with another piece, for a rental defenseman. That should be far too rich for the Bruins’ blood. The B's were already intent on avoiding the rental market ahead of the trade deadline, and the steep price -- even for a potentially useful short-term acquisition like the puck-moving Shattenkirk -- should make that even more of a certainty. 
 
-- Ken Campbell asks whether hockey agents have gone too far in chasing after prospective prospects before they even enter their teenage years. 

 -- Bobby Ryan has a hand injury that’s going to sideline him, another piece of bad luck for the Senators forward. 
 
-- For something completely different: On President’s Day, it seems only natural to go through the favorite Presidents in the history of the Marvel Universe.