It’s officially the best time of the year to be an American. Although there’s pretty much no bad time to be an American, spring is that special season where everything just feels a little nicer.
The weather gets warmer, the days get longer, and sundress weather is in full swing. And while the baseball rivalry that has defined generations might have laid dormant for about a decade, there’s zero doubt in my mind that it’s back and better than ever.
That’s right people. We’re talking about the Red Sox and the Yankees.
It started when Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly nailed Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin with a 97 mph fastball. As a player for the Yankees, Austin predictably got pretty triggered so he charged the mound and just like that, the benches cleared.
Benches clear, punches thrown in Yankees-Red Sox after Tyler Austin is hit by a pitch from Joe Kelly. pic.twitter.com/wvqoak8QMV
— MLB (@MLB) April 12, 2018
If this doesn’t amp you up, I don’t know what will. This feels like vintage, 2004 rivalry stuff. Like that iconic moment when Red Sox star catcher Jason Varitek gave A-Rod a run for his money.
— Sean Leahy (@leahysean) July 24, 2014
Now I’ll admit. I used to be a die-hard Red Sox fan. But I haven’t followed them as closely after they won the 2004 World Series. I grew up. They lost some serious talent. Terry Francona went to Cleveland. But this video has me giving the Sox another look. There’s no worse fanbase than the Yankees’ and if this is how the 2018 season’s gonna go, then count me in for every game.
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