Sox-Yanks, Chapter 102

On the eve of the 2005 season, Bill Simmons breaks down the latest edition of the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry.

Updated: April 1, 2005, 8:13 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

Count me among the Red Sox fans who aren't quite ready to start the 2005 baseball season. How can anything top what happened last October? As one of my buddies (who shall remain nameless) joked, "I feel like I woke up after having a threesome with Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson, only they're still asleep and I'm pounding the snooze alarm every nine minutes."

I'm not even sure what that means. Somehow, it makes sense. I spent my winter secretly hoping that the steroids saga ...

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