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Red Sox vs. Yankees: Only a Few Remnants Remain From Rivalry in 2004

as the Red Sox and Yankees meet in their first 2011 spring training game, it's worth reflecting on the state of the rivalry.

Derek Jeter, 36, Jorge Posada, 39, Alex Rodriguez, 35,  and Mariano Rivera, 41, are the only players on the 2011 New York Yankees who played on the 2004 team that blew a 3-0 lead to the Red Sox in the 2004 ACLS. 

David Ortiz, 35, Jason Varitek, 38, and Kevin Youkilis, 31, are the only players on the 2011 Red Sox who were part of that special band of "Idiots" that staged the miraculous comeback in 2004.

Wow, how things have changed!  The greatest rivalry in sports will surely stay interesting on some level, but I doubt it will ever be as thrilling and unforgettable as it was the first ...

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