The Boston Red Sox won’t win the AL East, the Yankees will

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 26: Aaron Judge
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Boston Red Sox and the New Yankees brawl in the third inning after Yankees batter Alex Rodriguez was hit by a pitch by Red Sox’s Bronson Arroyo at Fenway Park in Boston. The Red Sox won, 11-10, with a 9th-inning game winning home run by Bill Mueller (Photo by J Rogash/Getty Images) /

Will the rivalry be reignited?

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MLB is more fun to watch when both the Red Sox and Yankees are playing well. Hopefully that is the case down the stretch in 2017.

In 2003 and 2004 there was so much bad blood between Boston and New York. Now though, things have definitely settled down. Rivalries always see a dip in action, but they eventually turn back on. August and September could provide fireworks if either team decides to push back into the face of their opponent.

Earlier in the season, this Red Sox team was easy to like with players like Dustin Pedroia and Mookie Betts. AS the Price-Eck situation has unfolded though, it’s gotten tougher to root for the thin-skinned Sox. Maybe they can win back the hearts of some fans with a good old fashioned brawl against New York at some point. Surely these two squads will play some meaningful games as the season winds down, and I hope we get to see some action.

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I really think our Boston Red Sox will have to dig deep in order to take down the New York Yankees in the American League East. Right now, I’m not confident that this team can get it done, though I’m hoping they surprise me. How do you think the Red Sox will finish in the division standings this season? Let me know your thoughts on Twitter @CandCFanSided or @JakChowder.