Your first paragraph 100% completely proves my point. 12 years later, you Yankees fans are still infuriated that the Red Sox completely neutered your team on the big stage. Generations of Yankees fans could always count on their team being able to snuff the lowly Red Sox out when it counted. It was almost a certainty in their minds But no, what the Red Sox did made the Yankees turn into the Cincinnati Reds for four games when the entire nation was watching. The team made Mariano Rivera, the single best closer in the history of the game, look like Jorge Julio. Most of you had never seen the Yankees this humiliated in your lifetimes. All you had to do was win one game. One game! But the Sox did it, and as a result, both the fanbase and the franchise are still feeling it after all these years. Because since 2004, the Yankees just haven't been the same Yankees -- sure, a WS in 2009, but all of those embarrassing exits in the playoffs? Getting swept by Detroit in the ALCS? Losing a one-game playoff against Houston? The Yankees are no longer anyone's big brother; they are not guaranteed to advance in the playoffs every time they're in anymore, and it's the Red Sox who showed the world that.