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Yanks-Sox battle far from complete

In acquiring Javier Vazquez, the Yankees wasted little time in responding to their hated rival -- the Red Sox.

Originally Published: December 4, 2003
By Bob Klapisch | Special to ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- In only the narrowest sense, the blood war between the Yankees and Red Sox ended in the 11th inning of Game 7 of the American League Championship Series. Truth is, ever since Aaron Boone's home run went hurtling into the left field stands, the Yankees and Sox have become the Kremlin and the White House of the '80s -- obsessed with each other, willing to empty their coffers to control the balance of power in the East.

The cost? Who cares? Certainly not the Yankees, who may balloon ...

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