The intense rivalry between baseball’s Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees is, as Wikipedia puts it, the “most famous and fiercest” in all of North American sports, having lasted now for over 100 years. Boston won the inaugural World Series in 1903 and four more championships between 1912 and 1918.
But in 1919, everything was to change for the Red Sox. Owner and Broadway producer Harry Frazee sold legend Babe Ruth to the Yankees in order to finance “No, No Nanette” – a move that turned out to be a big no-no, since the resulting “Curse of the Bambino” was not broken for the Sox until 2004 when the Red Sox beat the Yankees in Game 7 of the AL Championship and went on to win the World Series.
As you know, many families have built fan dynasties around the lore of the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry. So what happens when someone in the clan decides to dissent? Well, your Dad tells you if you can’t be a Red Sox fan, you’ll need to find someplace else to live – even if you’re only 2. Watch, you’ll die laughing, I swear: