A bitter rivalry won’t prevent the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees from teaming up when it comes to raising funds for hurricane relief.
According to an announcement made by both teams, the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees will be working together to help any and all victims of Hurricane Harvey. Hurricane Harvey has had a terrible, daunting impact on the people of Texas, specifically those that live in Houston.
The Red Sox and Yankees announced that they would auction off autographed memorabilia and game-used jerseys from Sunday night’s series finale at Yankee Stadium. All proceeds will go to support the hurricane relief efforts.
If you are a Red Sox fan and would like to bid please visit: www.redsox.com/harvey
If you are a Yankees fan and would like to bid please visit: www.steinersports.com/harvey
The Red Sox and Yankees now join a number of other organizations and teams that are helping the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Due to the affected areas, the Houston Astros have obviously taken it upon themselves to go above and beyond. They have pledged numerous donations, donated tickets to first responders and volunteers, given t-shirts to evacuees, among many other acts.
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It was a classy move by the Yanks and BoSox to join together in wake of a disaster. No, neither Boston or New York was affected by the hurricane and they likely never will, however, baseball was affected and the country was affected. Baseball fans throughout the Houston area are now homeless and some lost family and friends.
Teaming up was important to show that baseball isn’t always just a game. It can be used as a tool for a better purpose. In this case, that purpose was to help those who’s lives were significantly damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Even amidst a very close race in the American League East, both teams found that winning or losing isn’t what mattered most. What mattered most was joining together to help those that need it.
Prior to the game, Yankees manager Joe Girardi was joined by Boston manager John Farrell behind home plate. The two counterparts announced the joint fundraising efforts and posted together behind home plate holding a large Texas flag. For those affected by Hurricane Harvey and those that are in Irma’s path, our thoughts and prayers go out to you.