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As if one were needed, reminder of a fried season

For Red Sox fans, chicken was centerpiece of year that gave them a case of heartburn

Popeyes Chicken near Fenway Park displayed a sign making some serious fun of the beer and chicken flap surrounding some Red Sox pitchers last season. Popeyes Chicken near Fenway Park displayed a sign making some serious fun of the beer and chicken flap surrounding some Red Sox pitchers last season. (JONATHAN WIGGS/GLOBE STAFF)
By Billy Baker
Globe Staff / April 14, 2012
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The fried chicken, of course, did not cause the historic September collapse of the Boston Red Sox. But when the whole ugly affair came out later, it was the perfect symbol for it, a shorthand metaphor for feeling gross inside. And at the dawn of a new season Thursday, with Fenway open again, Popeye’s was doing brisk business, with a new, taunting banner and that framed photo on the wall.

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