Ranking the Best Rivalries in Baseball

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Ranking the Best Rivalries in Baseball
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Baseball has a way of bringing out the best, and the worst, in people.

There's an idea that baseball is a gentleman's game, that is slow-paced and perhaps more sophisticated than other professional sports. 

But just ask a New York Yankees or Boston Red Sox fan about all of that.

To some fans, the game of baseball is about being the best. Rivalries are as much a part of the game as home runs and strikeouts.

Baseball blood-feuds can simply be a virtue of geographical proximity. Some are more due to divisional confrontations. Others may be the result of one inside fastball, or a watched home run.

There's really no limit as to how a rivalry can be formed.

And the rivalries don't always stay on the field. There have been numerous occasions of players speaking their minds about a particular team, causing a stir in the world of the media.

So, if everyone could go back to their corners for a minute, here's a look at the best team rivalries going on in baseball today.

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