Via Boston.com this morning -
Since the start of the 2003 season, the Red Sox and Yankees have played precisely 168 times in the regular season, the series deadlocked at exactly 84-84. Add in the playoffs and the numbers change to 91-91 – seven postseason wins each – and further examination reveals even greater parity.
Each team defeated the other in an American League Championship Series. Each team went to two World Series. The Red Sox have won two titles while the Yankees have won one, and most any conversation about American League contenders included both.
Missing here is the Yankees choke of 2004 and the Red Sox choke of 2011.
Which was worse, in your opinion?
I know the Yankees had to win just one game in four tries in 2004. But, the Red Sox went 6-18 to close out 2011 and did not win consecutive games at any point in the month of September…blowing a 9 game lead on a post-season berth. And, they blew their last game of the season in the 9th inning.
So, which was worse?