Red Sox vs. Yankees: 9 Reasons Rivalry Will Be Better Than Ever in 2012

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Red Sox vs. Yankees: 9 Reasons Rivalry Will Be Better Than Ever in 2012
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As the 30 major-league teams prepare for the 2012 season, we are inching ever closer to renewing the greatest rivalry in baseball or, dare I say, the greatest rivalry in all of sports.

Few other teams have the history that the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees have. It seems like every year, a layer is added to the rivalry that includes the sale of Babe Ruth to the Yankees and the ensuing 86-year World Series drought for the Red Sox, Bucky Dent’s game-winning home run for the Yankees in a 1978 one-game playoff, Aaron Boone’s 11th inning home run in Game 7 of the 2003 American League Championship Series and, of course, the Red Sox’s comeback from 3-0 in the 2004 ALCS.

With that in mind, here are nine reasons to believe that the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry will be taken to another level in 2012.

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