On the impending partnership of the NY Times and Boston Red Sox, along with Padres' former owner Tom Werner and one-time tobacco lobbyist George Mitchell, from the New York Observer, 12/9/01:
Worse, the Yankees are a far more likable team than the Reggie-era roughnecks who tormented Boston in the late 1970's during the heyday of the clash. If anything, the attack of the Times Company could make affronted New Yorkers angrier than Bostonians.
- I don't think Yankee fans care much about the Red Sox,
From New York Observer article by Sridhar Pappu and Jason Gay, "Times Pitches for Red Sox
," 12/9/01 (item near end of article)