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Photograph of Red Sox fans making A-Rod's time in the on-deck circle more Madonna-ful by Elise Amendola/AP

As expected, the hometown crowd at Fenway Park was ready to harass Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, whose private life has been very public lately. Last year, after A-Rod's public appearance with a blond stripper made news, Boston fans wore blond lady masks.

Though fans were armed with photographs of Madonna, who allegedly used Kabbalah to lure A-Rod, the Sox still lost to the Yankees (and A-Rod was 2 for 4). Sox fans are also probably ruminating over their star player Manny Ramirez, who was absent last night, prompting frustration and speculation.

The Yankees will play the Red Sox again today at 3:55 p.m.--it'll be Andy Pettitte vs. Tim Wakefield.