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Associated Press
This photo provided by Eric Stangel shows a Nike shirt that had been for sale at a Nike Outlet. The “Boston Massacre” phrase has been used to describe a pivotal late-season sweep by the Yankees of the rival Boston Red Sox in 1978. That season culminated in a World Series championship for the Yankees.

An idea whose time had passed

Context, they say, is all. And so good on Nike for yanking off the market a shirt that, until the events in Boston last week, was only intended for Yankees fans as a good-natured jab at Red Sox fans.

Now ... well, a T-shirt with the blood-spattered words "Boston Massacre" on the front probably isn't the most timely piece of merchandise.

Just sayin'.

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