May 19, 2013
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The Boston Red Sox, the New York Yankees and the Chicago Cubs clash
Even people not from the East coast or those not particularly interested in baseball know of the intense rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. Some believe this deep loathing comes from the famous story of Babe Ruth being traded to the Yankees and the curse he put on the Red Sox, while others believe the Red Sox have just not been given the right opportunity, and still others are born liking one team and literally hating the other. This rivalry can't be explained but we can definitely speak volumes about its very existence!
Red Sox fans not only don't like the New York Yankees as a team, they don't like pinstripes, the Bronx, or the names of the players. To a Red Sox fan, the sound of a New York accent is worse than nails on a chalkboard. The reverse is true, naturally, for a true Yankees fan. The New York Yankees have historically had the advantage and won many World Series rings, and many playoffs. To that end, they have earned bragging rights. The Yankees have been a dynasty team for a very long time and they have been able to pay top dollar for their players. The same goes for New York Yankees tickets which have commanded top dollars as well.
A few years ago these teams clashed in a playoff series and what was thought to be a sweep by the Yankees, ended up being the comeback of the century for the Red Sox. The curse, it seems, was finally broken. The Red Sox went on that year to win the World Series, crushing every Yankee fan. The lucky Red Sox fans who managed to get a hold of Boston Red Sox tickets got to see their favorite team go all the way.
Soon after though, both dynasty teams hit a slump. The top players of each team had in fact, gotten older with more injuries plaguing the team and some even retired.
Another team that seemed to start strong and fizzle out was the Chicago Cubs. A team that had seemed in the beginning of the year to have all gears working, literally fell to pieces in the post season. This kind of meltdown often leaves fans wondering what exactly happened. The reasons vary but no one can argue that baseball season is long and the longer the season the more likely it is for a player to get hurt. Injuries plague every team, and often hurt players go unnoticed by fans, that is until their favorite player hits a slump or their team does not clench a playoff spot.
That, however, is not a reason not to own Chicago Cubs tickets. A season can turn around as quickly as it fizzles and you won't want to miss the action if you are a Cubs fan.
No matter which team you root for, when the first full week of October rolls around and the playoffs begin, all fans are waiting and watching for that magic moment when their team advances!