How 300 Million People Instantly Became Red Sox Fans

The times they are a-changin’.

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How 300 Million People Instantly Became Red Sox Fans

It could have started at the beginning of the year when Steinbrenner spent almost $200 million on players, more then any other team in MLB history. It could have been the fact that the Yankees have such baseball phonemes as Derek Jeter, ex-Mariner/ex-Ranger Alex "Payrod" Rodriguez, Gary Sheffield, Hideki Matsui, Bernie Williams, Jose Posada, Ruben Sierra, or ex-Mariner John Olerud. It could be that Babe Ruth is back, with a vengeance. Or maybe it�s the fact that everybody, except for half of New York, hates the Yankees. Pompous, arrogant, snobbish: three great words to describe the Yankees. It could have started last year when the Yankees beat the Red Sox�s in the 11th inning. It could have started on Sunday when the Red Sox�s beat the Yankees in a win-or-go-home game with a 12th inning homerun by Ortiz. Maybe it was Monday when the Red Sox�s beat the Yankees again in extra innings, taking the to 3 and 2. Or maybe it was today, "[w]ith blood seeping through his sock and bravado etched on his face, Curt Schilling shut down the Yankees and – just as he wanted – shut up 55,000-plus New Yorkers…" forcing a game 7, and potentially upsetting decades of baseball tradition.

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