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Turns out Daisuke Matsuzaka isn’t the only Red Sox bonus baby this season. Team Baby Entertainment (yes, that’s the company’s real name) has launched a $19.95 DVD dubbed Red Sox Baby: Raising Tomorrow’s Boston Red Sox Fan Today. Ben Affleck narrates (he’s local, so why not), and there are lots of Raffi-esque Sox-themed songs. Beck’s slacker anthem “Loser,” which could well apply to a franchise that went 86 years between World Series victories, is strangely absent. I’m sure the Yankees will counter with an attitudinal offering called, perhaps, Bronx Cheer, narrated by a suitably intense Bobby De Niro, with all those October highlights set to the strains of “We Are the Champions.”

—Posted by David Gianatasio