Top Eight Rivalries in Major League Baseball

Brian LivingstonContributor IApril 25, 2009

Top Eight Rivalries in Major League Baseball

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    ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 6:  The 'Opening Day 2009' logo is seen on a base before a game between the Cleveland Indians and the Texas Rangers during the home opener at Rangers Ballpark April 6, 2009 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

8. Dodgers—Angels

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    LOS ANGELES - APRIL 3:  Maicer Izturis #6 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is out at home plate by catcher Jason Phillips #17 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth inning of an exhibition game on April 3, 2004 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif

7. Mets—Phillies

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 08:  Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies looks to run against Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets during the last home opener at Shea Stadium on April 8, 2008 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

6. Giants—A's

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    SAN FRANCISCO - JUNE 10:  Bengie Molina #1 of the San Francisco Giants tags out Nick Swisher #33 of the Oakland Athletics on a fielders choice hit by Dan Johnson in the fourth inning on June 10, 2007 at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by J

5. Cubs—White Sox

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    CHICAGO - JUNE 28:  A fan of the Chicago Cubs wearing a Kerry Wood #34 jersey sits next to a fan of the Chicago White Sox wearing a Jim Thome #25 jersey at U.S. Cellular Field on June 28, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

4. Mets—Yankees

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 03:  David Wright of the New York Mets and Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees attend Delta's Jeter/Wright batting challenge at the Stone Rose Lounge on April 3, 2009 in New York City.  (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

No. 3 Cubs - Cardinals

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    CHICAGO - APRIL 17:  Brian Barden #23 of the St. Louis Cardinals dives into second against Ryan Theriot #2 of the Chicago Cubs on April 17, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

2. Dodgers—Giants

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 16: Manny Ramirez #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers takes an intentional walk from Bengie Molina #1 of the San Francisco Giants during the second inning at Dodger Stadium on April 16, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry H

1. Red Sox - Yankees

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    BOSTON - JULY 24:  Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees gets into a fight with catcher Jason Varitek #33 of the Boston Red Sox after Rodriguez was hit by a pitch by pitcher Bronson Arroyo in the third inning on July 24, 2004 at Fenway Park in Boston