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