I don't know the Red Sox? Gimme a break. I watch them on NESN all the time. And quite honestly, I don't see the Yankees or them being contenders for the World Series this year, and this is coming from a Yankee fan. Sure, things are going right for them right now, so Red Sox fans put their usual blinders on as always in the early season. They don't even realize that pitching wins championships, and their best one, who they would need to even think of competing in post-season, is one bad tweak of his shoulder away from never being the same. How about their defense? Can you say pretty damn poor. Nomar might be an awesome hitter, but he makes a ton of errors, Manny Ramirez should be DHing every game with his fielding, Hillenbrand isn't much in the field, and they don't exactly have gold glovers to compensate, with the possible exception of Damon.
What about their bullpen? Umm, you can say Brandon Lyon hasn't blown a save yet, but if you're comfortable with that closing a big game, you got some problems.
Sure, their hitting is well, but that's overachieving a bit right now. You honestly think Todd Walker is going to hit .325 all year or Bill Mueller continue to hit .390? That's like Rey Sanchez hitting .330 early last year for them. I hope Johnny Damon gets it together a little for my fantasy team, but he's not much more than a .280 leadoff hitter, and that's the best I expect.
In conclusion, don't generalize that I don't know Boston just because I say something you don't agree with. Just as an outside observer, and not someone with blinders on, sees the holes in BOTH the Yankees and Red Sox. Both teams have defense, bullpen, and starting pitching problems.
My hair's turnin' white, my neck's always been red, my collar's still blue
We've always been here tryin' to sing the truth to you
Guess you could say we've always been red white and blue
"Red White and Blue," Lynyrd Skynyrd