I think Dan has finally caught on to the fact that people think his "Boston has ... while City X has" shtick is boring. He really mixes it up today with a comparison between Cleveland and New York. Didn't see that coming did you?
Dan sneaks in a few self referential barbs. He is glad the Red Sox are playing Cleveland because of the following things:
"It's impossible to make those Harvard-Yale, Athens-Sparta analogies in any series that includes Cleveland."
"No references to Evil Empire, Bambino, Harry Frazee, Bucky Dent, or Aaron Boone."
"No USAir flight No. 1918 from LaGuardia"
"No "No, No, Nanette""