No less than the venerable New York Times poses what they call a troubling question for Yankees fans: might this be turning into a Red Sox century?
From 1996 to 2000, the Yankees, under Joe Torre, won four championships in five seasons, a remarkable achievement. But since 2000 they have won only one more, in 2009. Boston, meanwhile, has now won three titles in the last 10 years. If nothing else, a rivalry that forever tilted the Yankees’ way in the 20th century no longer does in the 21st.