Shane Victorino Ready for Red Sox-Yankees Rivalry, Says He Needed No Convincing to Join Boston (Video)


The Red Sox had a difficult 2012 season. Not only did they finish 69-93 and in last place in the American League East, but plenty of drama surrounded the team.

None of that concerns The Flyin’ Hawaiian.

Shane Victorino was introduced as the newest member of the Red Sox at a news conference on Thursday, and when asked how much convincing it took to get him to Boston, the veteran outfielder said no convincing was necessary. The history of the franchise, the pieces in place and the opportunity to call Fenway Park home were enough for him to sign on the dotted line.

Oh yeah, and one more thing Victorino is excited about: the Yankees. Victorino admitted that while he was part of a good rivalry with the Mets in Philadelphia, nothing compares to the bad blood between the Red Sox and Yankees.

Check out more from Victorino in the video above.

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