Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees fans rarely agree on anything.
The mood between fans of both teams is usually filled with hatred and acrimony when they clash, but this weekend is a little different as the baseball world says goodbye to Derek Jeter.
The Red Sox and Yankees have nothing to play for at this point, but fans of both teams gathered at Fenway Park to see Jeter play in the last series of his career.
Yankees fans are understandably nostalgic of the countless memories Jeter brought to them, from Thursday night’s dramatic walk-off hit to the team’s five World Series championships.
Even Boston supporters are swallowing their pride and tipping their caps to Jeter, who hit more home runs against the Red Sox (26) than any other player. The passion and class Jeter demonstrated on the field throughout his career helped him earn the respect from all of his opponents — even the Red Sox and their highly passionate fans.
Although Jeter was missing from the lineup in Friday’s series opener, fans hope to see him in some capacity as an integral part of the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry rides away.
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