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Yankees socked by Sawx? So what?

Rivalry losses to Boston used to burn Bombers fans -- but not this season

Updated: August 18, 2012, 10:59 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- There was a moment in time when it appeared the Red Sox were going to overtake the Yankees as the premier franchise in baseball. After Boston broke the curse in the most dramatic of fashions in 2004, wunderkind GM Theo Epstein constructed a deep farm system and picked up a second ring in 2007 for Red Sox Nation.

By the end of 2008, the Yankees had failed to make the playoffs for the first time in 16 seasons.

For a brief moment in time, Boston looked like the superior ...

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