One of the greatest things about the New York Yankees is their rivalry with the Boston Red Sox. While this has had an ebb and flow to it – some years are better/worse than others – the disdain that the teams’ fans feel toward each other is timeless. Until this year, perhaps.
On Sunday morning Boston sat 15 games out of first place behind the Yankees. The only team the Red Sox are battling right now are the Blue Jays, for who ends up in the basement of the AL East. Boston has traded practically all the players Bombers’ fans love to hate, leaving them with a bit of a void. That last blockbuster deal with LA was the final straw.
Baltimore – that’s right BALTIMORE – is making a run at first and the Rays are still hanging in. It’s been a long time since a Yankees fan has hated the Orioles for being good. Think like Earl Weaver and Jim Palmer long time.
From the Sox faithful all that they can come up with is, “As long as the Yankees don’t win the World Series, I’m ok.” But are they really?
It’s a very troubling time for Red Sox and Yankees fans. Without your rivals around, how much fun is it to win?
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Written by Stephanie Geosits