It’s a long season…but the Yankees have already beat the Red Sox four times, as opposed to just six in 2012. This is very exciting, and also just plain good All-American fun.

Last night’s game was particularly satisfying: outstanding pitching from Masahiro Tanaka, fine hitting by Jacoby Ellsbury, Derek Jeter extended his ten-game hitting streak, and a pathetic, embarrassing outing by Sox “ace” John Lester.

Of course, only about 12 percent of the season has been played, and things could change: Ivan Nova’s season- (career?) ending injury doesn’t help, and the Yankees are pretty thin in the infield. But any patriotic American has to be pleased with the way things are going so far.