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Who are you rooting for? Sox-Yanks renew their in-state rivalry as the new season opens

HARTFORD — The rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees doesn’t stop on the field — fans are the ones who make the rivalry special.

The Red Sox open their season Monday against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Fenway Park. The Yanks got off to a rough start in their opener Tuesday in Tampa, losing to the Rays 7-3.

Connecticut’s third place favorite, the New York Mets, get things started Monday against the Atlanta Braves. Fans get ready to renew their rivalry here in Connecticut!

According to a 2016 Quinnipiac University poll, Yankees fans dominate more Connecticut counties than Red Sox fans.

“Anything Red Sox-Yankees is always tremendous fun,” said FOX61 Sports Director Rich Coppola. “It’s the greatest rivalry in all of sports, let alone baseball, and being a part of it all these years – well, there’s nothing better.”