Red Sox: 5 potential opponents for a future Field of Dreams game

Aug 23, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2) celebrates with Boston Red Sox first baseman Travis Shaw (23) after Shaw hit a game winning grand slam during the 11th inning against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 23, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2) celebrates with Boston Red Sox first baseman Travis Shaw (23) after Shaw hit a game winning grand slam during the 11th inning against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jul 25, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres (25) is congratulated by right fielder Greg Allen (22) after scoring a run during the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 25, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres (25) is congratulated by right fielder Greg Allen (22) after scoring a run during the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports /

Option #1: Red Sox vs. Yankees

Although some baseball fans would be upset seeing the Yankees play in another one, they are certainly a possible opponent for the Red Sox. The Red Sox and Yankees have arguably the biggest rivalry in the entire sport, so it would be criminal to not include them.

These two teams have faced one another in 2,276 regular season games. In them, the Yankees currently hold the better record, as they are 1,229-1,033-14. There have also been plenty of heated moments between these teams in the process, including the infamous Jason Varitek and Alex Rodriguez scuffle.

When it comes to the postseason, they have actually only played each other on four different occasions. This is due to the fact that the wild card was not instituted in MLB until 1994. The Yankees would win their first two playoff series, both in 1999 and 2003.

Then in 2004, the Red Sox notoriously came back from a 3-0 deficit to reverse sweep the Yankees and later broke the Curse of the Bambino. In their most recent series in 2018, Boston won 3-1 and went on to win their fourth World Series of the 2000s.

This amazing rivalry is currently going strong, as the Yankees have a 2.5 game lead over the Sox for second in the division. They could even see one another in this year’s Wild Card game as they are the top teams of the WC standings.

Adding a Field of Dreams game between these two rivals would be fantastic to witness. From a marketing standpoint, it would surely bring in a lot of attention from viewers. These are easily two of the most popular teams in the league.