The rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees has seemingly cooled in recent years. Both teams have won championships in the last five years, both enjoy huge financial advantages over most other MLB teams and the teams play each other so much that it has taken some of the luster out of the meetings on the field.
Even so, however, any loyal Sox fan will tell you that he or she unquestionably still hates the Yankees.
While the two franchises have grown increasingly similar in the ways in which they’re run in recent years, significant differences still exist. These are the key factors that fans focus in on and point to when asked to justify why they so loathe the Bronx Bombers.
The teams have met a staggering 2118 times in their history, according to Baseball Reference, and this type of familiarity lends itself to a number of grievances on both sides. He are five reasons why Sox fans continue to despise the Yankees: