Remember how Yankee fans used to condescendingly pretend they didn't care about the Sox-Yanks rivalry? They care.
... Hmmm. So John Henry et gang
almost pulled a Danny Ainge last year, blowing up the team and starting from scratch. Glad they didn't. Wish Ainge hadn't. Belately, he came to realize that building upon what you already got is often the best option. ... From Reader No. 1: "Can't get enough of this stuff. A very nice (and no subscription required) reflection
on the Red Sox victory from Joe Sheehan of Baseball Prospectus." ....Update
-- Ballpark Frank McCourt is recruiting
Joe Torre and Don Mattingly to the Dodgers, apparently giving the heave to Grady Little to make room. This means LA's Sox West concept hasn't worked. So McCourt is now going for a Sox-Yanks West concept. ... LA's signing of AL castoffs says something about the state of the National League, when you think about it. ... Or maybe it's just Frank. ...