It's that time of year again. Break out the beer mugs, and leftover pizza boxes, it's time to play the "greatest rivalry in sports" drinking game.
With the Bo Sox hosting the Bombers this weekend at Fenway, ESPN will once again drop off all of its coverage to show the two teams what we as Americans seemingly only care about. What's American culture like without Chevrolet, Apple Pie, and Jeter vs. Varitek?
Cue Peter Gammon's hour long speeches about the beauty of the game at Fenway, and overplayed loops of Posada claiming that "this is just another game" (he's right, but no one listens). MLB.com itself is promoting favoritism by showcasing the series on its homepage, rather than Thursday's recaps.
Yes, it is still April. But when the Red Sox and Yankees face off, the calendar tends to become less relevant. When the rivals square off for the first time in 2009 with Friday night's meeting at Fenway, you can be sure that the atmosphere will feel more like October.
Ian Browne -- MLB.com
Ok, I apologize, I walked away from the keyboard to puke for a second. But I did swig a little bit of Sam Adams while I was gone, how fitting.
So while people are supposed to flock to their tubes and watch, and the networks play up the myth that the rivalry is taking America's mind off of our struggling economy, I'll be sitting at home updating my status on Facebook. "Michael Castillo is bored."
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