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A TRIBUTE
Michael Northrop
November 07, 2007
THESE ARE NOT YOUR FATHER'S BOSTON RED SOX
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November 07, 2007

A Tribute

THESE ARE NOT YOUR FATHER'S BOSTON RED SOX

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Truthfully, there are two answers. The first one is long. It involves a philosophical discussion of the Yankees' vaguely retrograde more-is-better ethos. (Continuing to dote on those 26 titles, most won before color television, is beginning to seem a bit like toasting the British Empire.) It involves the kind of decision making that would cause a team to let Joe Torre go. (The Sox finished third in '06; they didn't fire Tito.) It involves the bastard who knocked my Sox cap off in the bleachers that time.

But I'll give you the short answer. Are the Red Sox becoming the Yankees?

No, because the Yankees suck.

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