Once of the reasons this rivalry is so great is the simple fact that David Ortiz is popping off just before the Yankees got to town and he’s basically warning Joba Chamberlain not to throw inside. This is headline locker rood fodder that everyone wants to talk about. But, from a baseball standpoint, it all sparks a lot of offense because if the umpires warn the pitchers not to pitch inside – and I’m not talking about throwing people’s head or hitting guys like Joba did with Youkilis – I’m saying just pitching inside to brush guys off the plate, then we’re going to see a lot of offense.
It’s going to be one of the most exciting weekends for the players new to the teams. Teixiera, CC, A.J., to experience the Red Sox – Yankee rivalry amped up to another level is really cool.
This is a great rivalry, second to none, and I look forward to watching it.