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Charm of Red Sox-Yankees series just not there

Originally Published: August 28, 2007
By Bob Klapisch | Special to ESPN.com

It wasn't so long ago the Yankees had a sadistic plan to break the Red Sox's hearts, inching close enough to first place that a 1978-like comeback was actually becoming a reality. The Bombers were within four games, bolstered with fresh new arms (rookies Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain) and a resurrected offense that seemed destined to score 1,000 runs.

There was a growing drumbeat of panic (or gloating, depending on your mailing address), leading to the biggest showdown of the season ...

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