By this time last year, the Red Sox and dang Yankees had played approximately 147 times. Tonight is the first meeting in 2006, and as usual there must be something on the line. The teams enter tied for first place in the AL East, and if you don't think that matters on May 1, you don't know anything about this rivalry and probably just got rescued from a lagoon in the south Pacific where you were stranded at age two.
Not to say that Sox catcher Jason Varitek took A-Rod's manhood or anything in that scuffle in 2004, but I have this exclusive photo of A-Rod and Jeter from spring training:
Here's what A-Rod's never seen, and Jeter since last century, a title ring: