As the Red Sox and the Yankees prepare for game two of their nearly meaningless series in the Bronx, one can't help but think of the long list of players whose career resume included stints on both sides of the Massachusetts-New York line. There is, of course, none more renowned than the Babe and the vaunted curse which hovered over Beantown for the better half of a century following his departure. The Curse is supplemented by the Sparky Lyle-for-Danny Cater trade in the 70's and defections by Clemens, Boggs, Damon, Zimmer headed west and Mendoza, Wells, and a cameo appearance by Leyritz, heading east. In each of these examples the defectors were met with spite, cat-calls and boos upon each return to the original stomping grounds. The once-hero returns as the hated a la the WWE each time ...
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Article written by Todd Civin