As noted in the comments two posts below, Joe Torre didn’t have very nice things to say about Red Sox fans.
"I thought some of the anger would subside,” Torre said before the clubs played at City of Palms Park. "Sometimes you have to remind Red Sox fans they did win the World Series, but they still maintain that personality.”
Somehow, I think the resentment is more a two-way street considering the events of a couple years ago. Even before 2004, I remember Yankee fans inexplicably hating the Red Sox and hating me because I liked the Red Sox. (Don’t get me wrong. I do hate the Yankees. In fact, watching Johnny Damon talk on NESN the other day about how it was "a piece of cake" for his wife to have a baby, I wanted to hurl my couch through the TV).
Regardless, this is not the first time Torre has, frankly, talked out of his ass when it comes to Sox fans and the rivalry. I’m not sure why, but the Yankees’ manager seems to think Red Sox fans are seething with anger and hatred for the Yanks and their fans, who have done nothing but enjoyed the purity of the game and the challenge of sport. Or something like that. That must be why riot police were needed to line Yankee Stadium’s foul lines during Game 6 in 2004. The fans were just filled with so much love for the Sox players on the field they couldn’t contain themselves!
Torre would do himself a service by sticking to on-field commentary.