I’ll make this post short because I’m honestly tired of hearing about the rivalry these past few days. There has been much talk about the fans and their treatment of Red Sox members during the All-Star Game. They were obviously all booed [some more than others], but one that I feel should of got a standing ovation instead was Red Sox manager and manager for the American League in the All-Star Game, Terry Francona. With all eyes on this monster event in New York Francona couldn’t have handled the situation any better. Not only did he put Jeet and A-Rod in their normal lineup slots, but made sure they both got ovations, as well as trying his best to get Mariano to end it. Francona is a very respectable guy and anyone going to the next series with Boston in the Stadium [which I believe is during the end of August] should remember to give him a hand or start a chant of his name. It’s obvious at times that the New York fans take this rivalry all too seriously. They can be rude, vulgur, disrespectful and an utter disgrace, but can also be the greatest fans in the world. The simple fact of the matter is that the All-Star Game was not about the Red Sox or Yankees. It was about watching the greatest players of past and present take the field in a final sendoff to the stadium, which has been a sanctuary. So, thanks Francona for respecting the House, the players and New York. You deserve a hand.