Transmogrifier wrote:First of all, a rivalry does not need some sort of equal competition. Look up the word.
"The point is they are fierce rivals, everyone--players, managers, fans alike gear up for these games. The stadium is electric during these games. "
"And even if you didn't think there was a rivalry over the past century, there definitely has been one this century--the teams are extremely close in competition--see previous stats"
This century is all of 5 years old. It does not suddenly erase what happened in the past. Far or near. Even within these 5 years, how many times have the 'Yanks won the division and how many times have the Sox done so? How many times have the Yanks been to the Series and how many times have the Sox?
"Tongue in cheek or not, you're off base."
Off base on what? By saying that it has not really been all that much of a rivalry, as more of a one-sided beat down? I really do not think so. Yes, they are rivals in the strictest sense of the word. But it is more of two organizations that detest each other. Yes, Red Sox have been the Yanks greatest competitors of late. That does not suddenly change history. Ok, it IS a rivalry. It's just that that one of the rivals has come out on top much moreso than the other.
BTW, most of this argument is done from a devils advocate point of view.