Alec Baldwin (Yankees) and John Krasinski (Red Sox) talk baseball

The slow-starting Red Sox took two of three from the Yankees over the weekend, pulling Boston fans back from the ledge and preserving the hilarious new New Era hat commercial that features Yankees supporter Alec Baldwin and Sox fan John Krasinski talking trash. Krasinski interrupts Baldwin’s elegant soiree to gloat about the Yankees off-season failures, but like his character on 30 Rock, Baldwin is unflappable as he dismisses the notion that the Red Sox are even in the Yankees class, saying “This is not a rivalry, just like fire doesn’t have a rivalry with kindling.” Krasinski’s passions get the better of him in the end, but hey, it’s baseball season. (By the way, the Orioles are in first place.)

Watch the ad below, and then vote for Team Baldwin or Team Krasinski at the New Era site. Team Baldwin currently leads, which is a little surprising since he alienated some potential supporters from Philadelphia.

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  • Mike M.

    I HATE the East Coast bias in Baseball! So sick of the Yankees and Red Sox! People do realize there are 28 other teams out there. Go BREWERS!!

    • Jackie

      I could not agree more. They are just doing it because its such a intense rivalry, but I too am sick of it.

      Brewers all the way!!! =D

      • mark

        Brewers???? Who’s that, go red sox!!

    • Brigid

      Yeah, but the Yankees and the Red Sox make the most money for MLB, and also give TONS of money to other, small market teams in revenue sharing, so there is a pretty good reason for all the attention.

      • Elizabeth

        Is your name Brigid or Bud?
        Thats the usual response from big market teams… just remember where all your talent came from cause it sure as hell wasn’t home grown.

        Indians 7-2 whassup?

      • Ktct

        @Elizabeth: while it is true that that the Yankees have bought a lot of talent, Jeter, Posada, and Rivera are all home grown, and have played together for 17 years. There’s also Gardiner and Cano…

      • liza

        @Elizabeth, I suggest you check the Red Sox roster, because a fair amount of their talent IS homegrown. Some names you may recognize as recent All-Stars, MVPs, Cy Young contenders, and 2007 World Series Champions (and every one of them home grown): Jacoby Ellsbury. Dustin Pedroia. Kevin Youkilis. Daniel Bard. Jonathan Papelbon. Jon Lester. Clay Buchholz. And while they might have signed Josh Beckett and Adrian Gonzalez to lucrative, long-term deals, they were only acquired in the first place by the Red Sox trading away their best prospects (Hanley Ramirez for Beckett and Casey Kelley for Gonzo). I’m not denying that they do buy talent (although I wouldn’t call Dice-K, JD Drew, or John Lackey “talent) – the Carl Crawford signing is a perfect example that they do – but please, the current faces of the Red Sox team are products of a very impressive farm system. And there’s more where they came from.

    • Anon

      Hey. Shuttup. :I

  • Jenn

    Philly still gets no respect. Oh well, we’re 7-2. How are the Yanks and Sox doing?

    • M

      I agree with you, but it’s cool. Who wants to be all gloaty and awful like Yankee fans?? Go Phils!

    • Ina

      It’s a long season friend, it’s a little early for gloating.

      • Jenn

        Not gloating. Just stating the facts.

    • Kevin

      We don’t need to be respected. We’ll just keep on winning. Go Phils!

  • Dash

    Love my hometown team, Go BOSTON!!!

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  • Ktct

    Let’s go Yankees!

  • Rachel

    As a Philly fan, anyone who’s against the Yankees (or the Cowboys, depending on the sport) is OK by me!

  • ash

    I would be Team Krasinski even if he were rooting for the KC Royals.

  • Dr. Linus

    Let’s Go Bucs!
    *prays for .500 season*

  • 867-5309

    My beloved Orioles…sigh. I know it won’t last but it’s nice for the moment.

    • Ktct

      As a Yankee fan, I wish the Orioles well. We took our three boys, dressed in full Yankee regalia, to a game at Camden Yards last Fall. Everyone was so friendly and what a great place to see a game…and the BBQ was great. We will visit again!

  • Blubberbutt

    St Louis Cardinals rule. But I gotta love my hometown Detroit Tigers

  • K

    Well, I don’t really care, but I feel obligated to toss in a “Go Nats” for the local team, even though I’ve never paid a second of attention to baseball since I realized Chipper Jones and Javi Lopez would never date my 12-year-old self back in the day.

    • K

      ‘scuse me, I meant Javy Lopez. Sorry dude.

      • Britt

        Oh how I loved Javier! I had posters of him covering my 12 year old self’s wall.

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  • Laura

    Most Phillies fans wouldn’t be voting for the Yankees even if Alec Baldwin hadn’t dissed us…

  • M&J

    The only rivalry I think counts is the St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs. Cubs suck!

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