My Boston Red Sox took 2 two out of 3 games against the Yankees this weekend. The only game I watched was game 2. They lost that one. Wakefield pitched halfway decent, but the offense took a nap that day. Ortiz grounded into two double-plays, which proved costly. The Yankees are in the cellar, the Sox on top. This may not last, but I am going to relish it while I can.
I live in Yankee territory, so my job usually comes with the typical jeering and laughter against my Red Sox. The past two weekends have been quite satisfactory as my co-workers have been unusually quiet around me. I have shown some mercy, because I am used to being on the receiving end of the jokes. Yankee fans have quickly (or conveniently) forgotten the greatest comeback in sport’s history. I haven’t.
The rivalry is alive and blooming. I doubt the Yankees will continue on this terrible track, and hope it becomes more interesting as the season progresses. Baseball needs the Yankees and Sox to be fighting tooth and nail for 1st place of the A.L. East.