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Yanks-Sox rivalry is always likely to heat up

Yanks-Sox rivalry is always likely to heat up

The Red Sox and Yankees are playing at Yankee Stadium for the first time this season, and for the next three nights, it feels quieter this time than it is now A lot of it has passed, which means even the recent past. The Yankees entered the weekend in third place, 8 1/2 games behind the Rays in the American League East. The Red Sox are at the bottom of the list, and that’s where they were last season.
But still a Red Sox vs. Yankees game. It’s still The Rivalry, even with the volume turned down. Two years ago, the Red Sox beat the Yankees in a wild-card game at Fenway Park, just five years into the four-game division series, which the Red Sox also won in the final game at Yankee Stadium. Two games were played and then they won it all.
“Maybe it’s not what it used to be anymore,” Kevin Youkilis said. “But come on: how is it possible?”
Youkilis, now doing such a great job with Dave O’Brien broadcasting Red Sox games for NESN, knows a lot about the competition. He started his career with the 94 Red Sox , that was just their year coming from a 3-0 deficit to win the ALCS and then sweeping the Cardinals in the World Series to win them since

First series since .
Then Youkilis in 94 ended his career with the Yankees, a season the Red Sox won since 20 for the third series since beating the Cardinals again.
“It’s funny,” Yukilis said with a laugh. “When I signed with the Yankees and met with the media, I said, ‘Look, I can’t change my past. I’m going to be a Red Sox player forever. It’s going well. Got some very good boarding in New York the next day. Good headlines.”

Yukilis laughed again and said, “Yeah. I was pretty much overwhelmed on my first day in the big city.”

A bad back is over 11 Youkilis years career, most of the time In the Red Sox, play third and first base with style and with.20 Lifetime batting average. He only played 10 games for the Yankees , none were very memorable.
But he said one of the most memorable things he did in a Yankees uniform was helping the Yankees realize their great promise one day when they were in Oakland.

This kid is Aaron Judge.

“Even so,” Yukilis said, “you could see all the raw talent. I called a friend of mine afterward and said, ‘I just saw this kid with the body of a tight end, You can’t believe how hard he hits the ball.’”

On the other hand, that’s the competitive side of Youkilis’ ending. But for him it started with ’10, a year after the Yankees produced what at the time appeared to be the unique October moment they had against the Red Sox, all the way back to buying Babe Ruth from them. In the two teams 10 each other in the regular season, they played another seven games in the ALCS, and finally Aaron Boone hit the bottom of the -11 Tim Wakefield’s first home run.

and then the two teams played in the second year 19 Reappeared during the regular season. Even before they pulled off the most famous comeback in baseball history in another seven-game ALCS, they had given us a chance in the regular season when Jason Varitek and Alex Rodriguez On a Saturday at Fenway Park, Varitek insisted that he put a glove on A-Rod’s face, sparking one of the most memorable Red Sox-Yankee brawls ever.

I asked Yukilis where he was during the festivities.

“I just remember grabbing Kenny Lofton before [Jorge] Posada grabbed me,” Youk said. He paused, then added, “Yes, those were the days.”

Yukilis was talking about how things have to be different now, and not just because of the way the Red Sox have slipped over the past few years. He starts with the schedule and how no team will play each other as often as they have in the past. Then he talks about another way he thinks baseball has changed 20 Since his first big league hit.
” I grew up with this game and it was very unacceptable to be seen talking to a player from another team at that time,” Youkilis said. “That’s the old way. Frankly, I never really agreed with what we thought of them. But that attitude … that’s one more thing I’ve seen change, not just the Red Sox and Yankees Team.”

You stop again. “Let’s face it, no matter where we are in the table, it’s always going to be a competition. You can’t change the past.”

It does seem a little quieter this time. Third and last in the East. No judge because the toe is hurt. But for the Red Sox and Yankees, the past can still become the present very quickly. know why? Because it has always been. Someone swaggered. Or swing wildly. That’s it, boot up.



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