Praising Sox a smart move for Cashman

By acknowledging Boston's offseason success, the Yankees' GM shifted the pressure

Updated: April 7, 2011, 8:15 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

Brian Cashman spent part of his own offseason conditioning program painting the Boston Red Sox as a cross between the '27 Yankees and the '85 Bears, and guess what? It might have been the smartest thing Cashman ever did.

The New York Yankees are playing in Fenway Park on Masters weekend, so let's start explaining their general manager's psychology with a golf lesson from the most prolific winner of them all, Jack Nicklaus, who keeps predicting Tiger Woods will break his record of 18 major ...

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