Considering you profile: Former Noo Yawka, now from Tampa area, you have strange affinities. I am glad the Sawx are having a good year, I attribute a LOT of it to John Farrell. Still, Tampa Bay consistently gets the most wins per payroll dollar of any team in the majors, playing in the most competitive division. John Maddon is flat out the best manager in baseball, imho. Farrell is the best Red Sox manager in my lifetime.
I still respect the Yankees, they have a long proud tradition. This year is lost, but they will almost certainly be back with a vengance.
FYI..I grew up in the Bronx..a few miles from Yankee Stadium. In 1953..when I was 6..my aunt took me to my first ball game...she was a lifelong Yankees fan..going back to Murderer’s Row. After the game, she had me stand outside the player’s entrance..to try and get some autographs..None of the Yankees would stop tht day for this little kid. So, after an hour..we give up.. we’re walking up the hill to the subway..we go past the visitor’s entrance...the door opens, this man comes out..he was carrying several bats...he came over to me, knelt down, pulled out a bat, and spent about 5 minutes talking to me...and giving me “batting tips”..though I could barely hold the bat. The Yankees were playing the Red Sox that day, and the man was Ted Williams..and I became a lifelong fan..