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