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Baseballology.comRed Sox Vs. Yankees Is Now a Better Rivalry. There is a new book out that has the title listed above and its timing is perfect especially with the "Curse of A-Rod." Now all of those events happened after this book was printed but it made the current rivalry the hottest in sports. The book is a classy coffee-table book that has some great vintage photos of Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth and Ted Williams to name a few. This book covers the rivalry day-by-day and has quotes from such notables as Theo Epstein; the current GM of the BoSox, who claims the dreaded curse doesn't exist. Pedro Martinez, who would drill the Bambino and Rudy Giuliani, who takes the high road (sorry, read the book). You will see some of the amazing photos like the 1986 WS ball and very rare shots of Ruth plus you can read about the joy that the Yankees' fans have felt and the sorrow that Red Sox fans still feel today, should I mention Aaron Boone here? Even if you are a tortured Sox fan you will want to read the chapter nine where fans and other notables sent in their thoughts on the historic games over the years or just what they feel in their gut. Misery enjoys company (good for Boston fans and you can count my entry in with that one!, Page 214) and front-runners enjoy rubbing it in - - the perfect oil and water mix! Harvey and his son Frederic left no stone unturned and really captured the essence of why these two teams love/hate to face each other every season. Red Sox fans are waiting for their time but have a lot of positive memories and we won't mention the Bronx Bomber fans that have had it too good for too long. Any sports fan will love this book because rivalries are what make games and series' memorable.
— Russ Cohen, March 17, 2004