Monday, May 4, 2009

Don't ever knock a Red Sox-Yankees game

There is yet another Red Sox-Yankees game on national TV tonight and yet someone somewhere will gripe about it because, well, it’s the Red Sox and Yankees again and the perception is they are on TV more than the Geico cavemen.

The fact is that the Red Sox and Yankees no matter how many times they appear on TV always seem to produce great theater. What exactly is there to complain about? The games are most always tight and, if they’re not, than fans and players wind up uptight and you never know what can happen.

Now I may be biased (I’m a lifelong Red Sox fan and I own a `Yankees Suck’ T-shirt) but I can’t remember too many Red Sox-Yankees game that bored me into thinking I’d rather watch the Cubs play the Cardinals. When Boston and the interlocking NYY play, it is always contested in a historic ballpark rich in tradition and quirky with its dimensions, the fans always pack the ballpark and are intensely into the game, both teams always have star players and big personalities and there is usually something special at stake whenever they play.

What’s not to like about that? Red Sox-Yankees games are good for four plus hours of suspense and drama.

Here’s an idea: If you don’t like Red Sox-Yankees games then change the channel. You can always watch guys playing poker.


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