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Book Review "Red Sox vs. Yankees: The Great Rivalry"

By Paul Doyle, The Hartford Courant

"Red Sox vs. Yankees: The Great Rivalry" by Harvey and Frederic Frommer: This is a must-have for fans of the rivalry. The book is full of pictures and stories of all the important players, from Babe Ruth to Aaron Boone. There's a comprehensive timeline of the rivalry and comments from an array of sources. Former Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate Michael Dukakis talks about his love of the Red Sox. Former New York governor Mario Cuomo talks about being "mesmerized" by the Yankees. "The Red Sox start ahead and cave in August. That's the myth," Cuomo says. "And that's the myth I don't want to go away. It's like Santa Claus. I'm too old for Santa Claus, but I'm too young to give him up." The Yankees are getting old and the Red Sox are on the brink of a mass exodus, so the intensity might slip after this season. That's why you'll want this book on your shelf -- a constant reminder why this is the best baseball region in the country.