Unrivaled anticipation: Red Sox vs. Yankees

Pat McMahon Contributor

WASHINGTON – A new decade of baseball dawns at night tonight.

The Red Sox [team stats]’ oldest rivals, the Yankees, are at Fenway Park [map] to begin their defense of yet another world championship.

Fenway should be electric, crackling with rowdy energy on a night when the weather is expected to be glorious.

The Red Sox, meanwhile, will make like ostriches and keep their heads buried in the sand.

“I’d rather open up with Buffalo – no disrespect to Buffalo, maybe they’re going to be good,” said manager Terry Francona, entering his seventh season of taking questions about the Yankees and the Red Sox. “We get so caught up in winning, that’s really what we do care about.”

After six weeks in Florida, followed by yesterday’s stopover in the nation’s capital, the first of 18 battles with the AL East titans just does not get the blood pressure of Francona going.

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