Observations on sports, from the perspective of "BrockTalk" Jackson
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Yanks versus Sox. It just has a certain ring to it, doesn't it?
Tonight one of the best, if not THEE best, rivalries in sports, heats up. The Boston Red Sox travel to the Bronx to take on the New York Yankees in a four (even better than three!) game series.
Ya, I know they play each other multiple times during the year, but, for the first time in several years, this series means something with the Yankees just 2.5 games ahead of the Sox in the AL East standings.
It should be fun to see how the series plays out over the weekend, and exactly how much influence it has on the standings at the end of the year.
Sure, there are other great rivalries in sports: Packers/Bears, Canadiens/Leafs, Lakers/Celtics...but to me, Yanks/Sox takes the cake.
The two teams have had many blowups over the years (the incident in which Pedro Martinez threw down 115 year old Don Zimmer after Zim charged out of the dugout at Pedro is legendary) but the following compilation remains one of my favourite Yanks/Sox throwndowns (made even more exciting because I was watching it all unfold live on the tube):