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Despite standings, it's still a rivalry

Red Sox-Yankees series has a different tone, but you can expect a bitter battle

Updated: July 27, 2012, 10:06 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was quietly holding court with a half dozen of his teammates in the visitors clubhouse at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington early Wednesday afternoon when an "ESPN Sunday Night Baseball" television commercial previewed Boston's upcoming series against the New York Yankees.

"Wooo," screamed Pedroia. "Yankees and Red Sox. Are you ready?"

He was semi-mocking the preview for the simple reason that these days it doesn't matter ...

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