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A discussion of the Yankee/Red Sox bitter rivalry.

"I wish I understood what makes the Yankee/Red Sox rivalry so intense because I hate the part of me that hates them so much. I mean it's irrational in a certain sense. I mean, I would feel sometimes as long as we can beat them, I don't care what happens after that. It has to do with the fact that so many of the memories of the sad things that have happened to the Red Sox happened to have been with the Yankees, but not all of them. So I don't feel the hatred toward the Mets because of what happened in '86. I don't feel the hatred toward other teams that have beaten us, somehow. But toward the Yankees, those memories are just raw. The players who leave us that go to the Yankees… it's horrible."