ESPN NY:

Adding fuel to baseball’s bitterest rivalry, New York Yankees catcher Russell Martin said he hates the Boston Red Sox and would relish adding to their misery by helping to eliminate them from the playoffs during this weekend’s series between the two teams.

“Anything to get the Red Sox out would be awesome for me,” said Martin, who has been involved in the rivalry for one season.

When asked why, Martin sounded like the truest Bleacher Creature.

Because I hate the Red Sox,” Martin said.

And we love you, Russell (no homo – not that there’s anything wrong with that).