FANBASE: A Deep Dive Into the Greatest Rivalry in Sports

FANBASE: A Deep Dive Into the Greatest Rivalry in Sports

When you think of sports rivalries, what's the first thing that comes to mind? Auburn-Alabama? Dodgers-Giants? Duke-UNC? Brown-Bengals (just kidding). The truth is, there is only one that legitimately stands out: Yankees-Red Sox. It started with the selling of Babe Ruth and an 86-year curse. But in reality, the century old tensions truly became next level in the last few decades. Through the experiences of two SuperFans -- one Boston, one New York...and both were THERE for a lot of it -- FanBase takes a look at the moments that made Yankees-Red Sox the stuff of sporting legend.... Show More

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July 29, 2020 22 min

The Yankees & AAA caliber Red Sox are scheduled for their first series of the season, but COVID-19 is tossing a wrench in the works. The Marlins are in the midst of trying to contain an outbreak while MLB hopes their model in place keeps the other 29 teams on the field. Is this a pipe dream or can MLB finish the shortened season? We break down all things COVID-19, the Red Sox "Starters", Mookie Betts, some Ted Williams ...

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July 7, 2020 24 min

Everyone just assumes the Sox closed out the 2004 ALCS with ease after Game 4. They remember a Game 7 romp. But Games 5 and 6 would be considered pretty memorable had it not been for the iconic moments of Game 4. Make sense? Well, if not and if you forget, experience "The Rest" of that series. And think about two words. Big Papi. Or Curse Reversed, perhaps.

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June 25, 2020 29 min

As a coach, Bobby Dickerson has been on the field at Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium many times. His thoughts on the rivalry, being on the field for Derek Jeter's dramatic final game and Big Papi's swagger. Dickerson has seen the best, the worst and heard some very colorful nicknames along the way... and he's also seen the racism. Yes, racism. In Episode 4, his perspective as he watched players like Adam Jones deal with ...

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June 23, 2020 34 min

San Diego Padres Bench Coach Bobby Dickerson has been in pro ball for more than 30 years -- many of them in the Yankees system. Even though he never made the bigs, he played with a bunch who did. He chimes in on real Yankees pride, what's right and what's wrong with baseball, playing for/working with Buck Showalter and what he's been doing on the big league field for the last three months.

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June 17, 2020 20 min

The best way to save baseball might be to cancel the season? Yes-if done the right way. Brian Shactman and John Senecal break down the embarrassment of Major League Baseball right now and what's the best way to solve it.

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June 5, 2020 16 min

How much had Red Sox Nation given up hope going into Game 4 of the ALCS down 3-0? They couldn't even fill Fenway Park to capacity. Think about it. Even if Boston won Game 4, no one thought they could be the first team in baseball history to come all the way back. Why spend good money on that? Well, the wife of one host chimes in on the concept of hope and how the circumstances surrounding this game made being down 3-1 feel a lo...

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June 4, 2020 17 min

After the devastation of 2003 and yet another second-place finish to New York, losing the first three games of the 2004 ALCS truly left fans (with select exceptions) with absolutely no hope. After an embarassing Game 3 at Fenway Park, the Yankees and their fans didn't hesitate to assume that there was no way that the Boston Red Sox could beat them four games in a row.

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June 4, 2020 17 min

Game 7 of the 2003 American League Championship Series solidified the sense that Red Sox Nation was destined to lose and certainly destined to remain in the shadows of the mighty New York Yankees. Firsthand accounts of one of the most dramatic home runs in baseball history.

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June 1, 2020 21 min

The Red Sox-Yankees rivalry was odd. They had almost no playoff history together. Just the history of Babe Ruth and decades of Boston looking up at the Yankees in the standings. But in the early part of this century, with the emergence of the Wild Card and realignment, the two teams started playing each other all the time ... even in the playoffs. Through the experiences of two SuperFans, this is a deep dive into how the modern-day...

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