Bobby V.: "I hate the Yankees"
That led to perhaps the most predictable exchange of these winter meetings, when the new manager of the Red Sox was asked by a representative of a major New York daily what he thought of the Yankees.
"I hate the Yankees,'' he said. "I don't want to waste this valuable time talking about the Yankees.''
- Gordon Edes retweeted
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