I will say I think it's pretty typical of many Yankees fans to look for flaws in the Red Sox when responding to criticisms of their own team. I've seen this MO played out countless times, and the Mitchell Report is no exception. Immediately I saw many Yankees fans defending Roger, Andy, et al by insisting Mitchell is biased and saying they just knew--they just KNEW--more Red Sox should've been on that list.
You know what we do know? Like, for one of these things called "facts"? How many Yankees were named specifically in an official report supported by evidence, whether it was complete or not. Everything else at this point is speculation, rumor, and misery loving company.
What was it many Yankees fans loved to say to us prior to 2004? Oh yeah. "Worry about your own team."
I'm not saying it will never come out that Red Sox players -- even, God forbid, members of the 04 team-- have used PEDs. What I'm saying is that right now, the facts that are available have not implicated any Red Sox beyond Eric Gagne and Brendan Donnelly, and as far as I'm concerned, until that officially changes, and is supported, as the Mitchell Report is, by evidence, the Yankees fans adopting the "Well I'm rubber and--I think--you're glue!" defense can pretty much fuck off. And that goes double for sports journalists pandering to them with toothless rumormongering, sans names.