Battle royale brewing
For those who thought the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry reached peak intensity last season, think again.
If you believe Aaron Boone settled anything between the Yankees and Red Sox last October, we offer this advice free of charge: keep a safe distance from the northeast corridor in 2004. It'll be a long, hot summer in the AL East, where the ever-morphing Bronx-Fenway rivalry figures to be even more combustible than ever.
Impossible, you protest? Nothing could match the heat generated in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series? There's no second act after Boone's 11th-inning home run off Tim Wakefield? ...
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