The news of Cliff Lee choosing the Phillies instead of the Yankees put a damper on my holiday season, but with time or the right trade, I will get over it. Now that Lee won’t be coming to the Bronx in 2011 and Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford have enhanced the Boston offense, it seems the power in the AL East has shifted back in favor of the Red Sox for the first time since 2008.

In order to mentally prepare myself for what might be a disappointing season for the Yankees if Brian Cashman can’t figure out a way to improve the rotation, I decided to talk to a Red Sox fan to see what the disgusting mood is like in Boston. Mike Hurley of NESN.com joined me to talk about the direction of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry following one of the most depressing days for Yankees fans in a while.

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