For over a hundred years, Red Sox players, management and fans have held nothing back when the New York Yankees emerge as a topic of discussion.
The rivalry has turned into not only the most prominent in the U.S., but possibly even the world.
Boston’s hatred of the pinstripes goes back to the legendary “Curse of the Bambino,” where Sox owner Harry Frazee sold Ruth for $100,000 cash in what would be known as one of the worst trades in sports history.
If that wasn’t bad enough, the Yankees would tear through the twenties and thirties, winning four World Series to the Red Sox three with Ruth in the lineup.
Some of the younger readers may remember Aaron Boone’s blast off Tim Wakefield in Game 7 of the ALCS in 2003, a home run that would live in infamy and deny the Sox of yet another World Series.
The Sox would achieve redemption against their old rivals the following year and break the curse.
So, the Sox hate the Yankees, we got that, but where does the Yankees hatred of the Sox come from?
Here I’ll take you on a trip through time, laying out the origins of the Bronx Bombers ingrained hatred of the Boston Red Sox.