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Penny has pitching, and confidence, intact

HANGING IN THERE - Getting Fenway Park's game face on, ironworker Kevin Mcconologue stands astride a ladder as he hangs the netting behind home plate in preparation for the Red Sox' opener against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday. HANGING IN THERE - Getting Fenway Park's game face on, ironworker Kevin Mcconologue stands astride a ladder as he hangs the netting behind home plate in preparation for the Red Sox' opener against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
By Adam Kilgore
Globe Staff / April 3, 2009

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Brad Penny had fired 79 pitches through the soggy Florida air, the kind that makes you think you need to chew it before you can breathe it. He sweated through his cap and grunted when he needed something extra. "I mean, I grunt," he said. "I'm kind of a max-effort guy." (Full article: 796 words)

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