New York vs. Boston Sports - The Never-Ending Debate
The New York Side of Baseball
As a Mets fan I will start my argument off with a man named William Joseph Buckner. The Red Sox’s first basemen had the best two years of his career from 1985-1986. Driving in a combined 212 RBI’s and hitting 34 home runs during that two year span. Although, when most baseball fans think of Bill they think of one play, the play that will haunt any typical Boston sports fan forever. That “little roller up along first,” that was just a little too far “behind the bag” changed a Mets’ fans and Sox fans lives forever. Here in New York the Mets brought home their first World Series since 1969. Later on in the 1986 season, another New York team brought home a championship. That would be Lawrence Taylor’s New York Giants. Later on in that same year New York’s own Mike Tyson became the new heavyweight champion of the world. Bucker would never hit more then five home runs in a season for the rest of his career after '86. Then again I wouldn't feel too safe if I received death threats every day from Sox’s fans until I was traded to play 3,000 miles away for the Angles. Very classy Boston fans, very classy.
Moving on to the cross town rivals, the 27-time World Series champion New York Yankees. That's 19 more championships then the Red Sox’s 8. 19 is no small number, and it's also around the same amount of footballs Brady had deflated before Super Bowl XLIX. However, that's an argument for another day, back to the curse of the Bambino. 86 years is quite along time to win a championship. It's definitely nothing to brag about for the so called “Best sports town in America." Sure the Sox broke the curse in style but then again after 86 years, is there any other way? Sure, the rivalry has had its moments for each side but in the end people care about numbers. The total wins are in favor of the Yankees 1163-966, and 19 more world championships speaks volumes. As much as I would like to see Pedro go one more round with Zimmer, this argument is over. New York is a better baseball city than Boston.