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Delving Into The History Of The Red Sox-Yankees Rivalry07:55
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Joe McCarthy, left, manager of the New York Yankees, and Joe Cronin, big chief of the Boston Red Sox, are shown just before their teams met, April 16, 1935 in Yankee Stadium, New York, before a crowd of 40,000. (AP Photo)
Joe McCarthy, left, manager of the New York Yankees, and Joe Cronin, big chief of the Boston Red Sox, are shown just before their teams met, April 16, 1935 in Yankee Stadium, New York, before a crowd of 40,000. (AP Photo)

The Red Sox start a four game series against the Yankees at Fenway on Friday, and with the two teams at opposite ends of the American League standings, even hardcore Sox fans will admit this engagement lacks the verve of prior meetings between these historic rivals.

That got Boston Globe Magazine staff writer Neil Swidey questioning the fundamental nature of the Boston vs.New York rivalry. Where did it come from? And why does it persist, when New York is so much bigger and more important than Boston in almost every respect?

Guests:

  • Neil Swidey, Boston Globe Magazine staff writer

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This segment aired on July 6, 2012.

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