The New York Yankees and New York Mets will renew their rivalry this weekend at Yankee Stadium. If you believe the media, that means everyone in the city of New York is going to stop what they're doing and stare wide-eyed at the nearest TV screen for the next 72 hours.
The media exaggerates, of course, but that doesn't mean the Yankees-Mets rivalry isn't a big deal. They're two teams who share common ground, and there have been times when their battles have loomed large over the baseball landscape.
Seeing these two teams back together again got us to thinking: What are the best rivalries in baseball?
I know, I know. It's been done to death.
But not like this. What we're going to do here is rank the best rivalries in baseball today. That means dead rivalries like Braves-Mets and Yankees-Dodgers need not apply. I am going to take history into account, but current events matter just as much.
And away we go...
Note: Special thanks to Baseball-Reference.com for the vital intel.