James needs to take his hot takes and shove them up his ass. The Red Sox vs Yankees rivalry is still the best Boston-based rivalry AND the greatest rivalry of all time!
Fact of the matter is, I may be biased but it does not mean I am wrong. Can anyone name me a better rivalry; especially one with as much history and as many iconic moments?? Celtics Vs Lakers??? Are you kidding me what a joke! Sure it’s a rivalry but not even close to the tensions caused between Boston and New York from baseball. Any others? Nope! It’s just not possible. The Yankees caused hell to the Red Sox for 86 years because of “The Curse of the Bambino”. The rich history all started back in January 1920 from Harry Frazee trading the Great Bambino for his stupid theater production or something.
Enough about lame history and the Red Sox biggest decline ever. The point is Babe Ruth being traded to the Yankees sparked by far the BIGGEST rivalry ever. The tensions caused over the years from this are unlike anything we’ve ever seen.
Fast forward a few years we see the tensions really heat up against the Yankees with the 1978 “Boston Massacre” ( Yankees swept the Red Sox in a 4-game stint at Fenway, tied the Sox in Standings, leading to a 1-game playoff, and went on to win the World Series).
Keep going forward to the late 90’s and early 2000’s tensions hit an all-time high especially when the curse was broken in 2004. The Red Sox made an unbelievable comeback down 0-3 in the ALCS to defeat the Yankees in 7 and went on to win their first World Series since 1918.
In conclusion, because I’ve rambled quite a lot with history here, the Red Sox vs Yankees rivalry is, and always will be the greatest rivalry ever. James is wrong. *mic drop*