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Back where I belong

Returning to the neighborhood to cover the Sox for ESPNBoston.com

Updated: November 20, 2009, 10:23 PM ET
By Gordon Edes

Puffed up at winning another World Series, the owner of the New York Yankees scoffed at the suggestion that his team was too strong and that "some of their players should be handed over to the Boston Red Sox, for instance.''

"There is no charity in baseball,'' he said dismissively.

The year was 1933. The owner was Jacob Ruppert. The second-to-worst thing about baseball in the '30s, Bill James wrote, was the domination by the New York teams (the worst thing was segregation).

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