Since 2000, Red Sawx pitchers have hit 85 Yankees. On the other hand, Yankee pitchers have hit 54 Socks hitters.
I don't know what the average is, but that seems like a pretty wide margin. They shouldn't be complaining, but they're probably just frustrated after being swept.
PS: I commented on River Avenue Blues as 'Dude,' with a post similar to this one, and 'Mookie' responded as such:
Since 2000, Sox pitchers have hit 612 batters. With the exception of the Devil Rays, who hit 604 (but had really really really bad pitchers), no other team hit more than 525 (Rangers). After the Rangers and Jays (493), you see a cluster of 7 teams in the 430-460 range, including the Yanks (456), and then a handful of teams with lower totals (Twins at the bottom with 361). So before Youkilis, Beckett and the rest of Red Sox Nation do any pouting, they should realize that the team they play for/root for is easily the head-huntingest team in the American League in recent memory, and that the Yankees are right in the middle of the bell curve.
Wow. So the Sawx are #1 in all baseball for drilling hitters, and they can't claim poor pitching (like Tampa). They shouldn't complain one bit. This info should be passed all over the internet.
In 1993, Tom Peyer and Hart Seely edited Phil Rizzuto’s actual broadcast commentary into verse for a book called “O Holy Cow! The Selected Verse of Phil Rizzuto.” Here is an excerpt.He will be missed.
What kind is it?
A little disconcerting,
Smelling that pizza,
To do a ballgame.