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Why the Red Sox-Yankees Rivalry Has Lost Its Flare

Red Sox and Yankees will face off at 1:05 p.m. this Monday afternoon. The “greatest rivalry in sports,” will be renewed for the first time in 2013—but then again is it still a rivalry?

Sure it is. Rivalries of 100 or so years don’t just fizzle out, but they do fluctuate in intensity.

In its prime, the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry was one of the most celebrated spectacles in professional sports. But recently it seems to have lost its fervor.

2004 marked the peak, and since then the rivalry has been in a steady decline.

That is not to say there haven’t been intense moments since. There is obviously the Kevin Youkilis-Joba Chamberlain beef, which ended ironically—the two are now Yankees teammates.

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