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One way or another, Red Sox will endure

If they don't take care of the pesky Rays themselves, the Yankees will

Updated: September 13, 2011, 10:34 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Theo Epstein is right: The Red Sox will survive this swoon.

And here's a big reason why, Sox fans: The Yankees are your friends.

Get used to the thought. You need the Yankees.

Forget about the division. It's OK. Let the Yankees win it. The trade-off is worth it to the Sox, because the Yankees are the best insurance policy the Sox could possibly have for the wild card.

So root for Jetes and Tex, CC and ...

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