• Sox Look To Break Streak, Even Ledger, Tonight

    Posted by on April 22nd, 2007 · Comments (1)

    From Tom Singer – with a hat tip to BaseballThinkFactory.org

    And if Daisuke Matsuzaka, Boston’s other pitcher from Japan, can seal the Red Sox’s first Fenway Park sweep of New York in 17 years on Sunday night …

    They [Boston] will also have knotted post-2001 business against the Bombers. Since 2002, including their postseason clashes, the Yankees now lead in wins, 56-55.

    Funny, I’m sure, if you asked fans on both sides of this rivalry, many would say that it feels more like the record is 82-29…against the team that they’re rooting for….because the losses feel like they carry 50% more of the normal hurt.

    Comments on Sox Look To Break Streak, Even Ledger, Tonight

    1. April 22nd, 2007 | 7:05 pm

      Members of the 2002 Red Sox still in Boston:
      Jason Varitek
      Manny Ramirez
      Tim Wakefield

      Members of the 2002 Yankees still in the Bronx:
      Jorge Posada
      Derek Jeter
      Jason Giambi
      Mike Mussina
      Mariano Rivera
      Andy Pettitte (left and came back)

      It seems fairly meaningless to keep track of how teams do against each other when they turn over 80-90 percent of their rosters every five years.

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