By Matthew Taylor
"Red Sox Nation?" What a bunch of [expletive] that is. That was a creation of the Red Sox and ESPN, which is filled with Red Sox fans.
After Hank Steinbrenner's inflammatory comments in Play Magazine, ESPN asked "Sports Nation" the following question: "Is America a 'Yankees Country' or a 'Red Sox Nation'? I'll answer a question with a question: "Who cares?"
The regular season hasn't even started and I'm already tired of coverage of the Yankees - Red Sox rivalry; it gets even more exposure than Kevin Millar in The Sun. I can only imagine how baseball fans outside of the AL East must feel.