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Rivalry & Feud

Volume XI, Number 4 | fall 2018

Miscellany

In 2008 a Bronx-based Red Sox fan worked one day of construction at the new Yankee Stadium—having said up to then he wouldn’t go there “for all the hot dogs in the world”—so he could bury a Red Sox jersey in the cement, hoping to “jinx that stadium.” His defiant act was reported to Yankee officials, who spent $50,000 digging up the jersey and threatened legal action. “It was worth it,” the fan said.

When a coward sees a man he can beat, he becomes hungry for a fight.

—Chinua Achebe, 1960

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