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Old 01-26-2016, 01:40 PM
 
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MLB ranked the biggest rivalries entering the 2016 season. At 5th was Yankees-Red Sox and at third Astros-Rangers. Surprise? It is to me. The Yankees are current playoff contenders and the Red Sox made some off season moves to put them in the spot as well. Being that it is the biggest historic rivalry in baseball, I'd put it in first.

Either way, it's still huge. If you haven't been to a Astros-Rangers game at Minute Maid Park, you should. I went last season and it was great. Got to see the Astros murder the Rangers 10-0. It was great
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Old 01-27-2016, 03:46 AM
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MLB ranked the biggest rivalries entering the 2016 season. At 5th was Yankees-Red Sox and at third Astros-Rangers. Surprise? It is to me. The Yankees are current playoff contenders and the Red Sox made some off season moves to put them in the spot as well. Being that it is the biggest historic rivalry in baseball, I'd put it in first.

Either way, it's still huge. If you haven't been to a Astros-Rangers game at Minute Maid Park, you should. I went last season and it was great. Got to see the Astros murder the Rangers 10-0. It was great

The ranking was, admittedly, a surprise, given the longer history of Yanks/Red Sox. But the Rangers/Astros rivalry is only developing right now, and over time, will become a good one as both teams will be expected to contend in their division for years to come.
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Old 01-27-2016, 09:12 AM
 
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All things considered, after last seasons great race between the two teams from Texas, I agree with this. Yanks-Sox have been stale for a while.
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Old 01-27-2016, 12:34 PM
 
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Success by the Red Sox has diluted the feel of the NY-Boston rivalry. Before there were clearly defined villains and heroes because the Red Sox always radiated the aura of the underdog facing the Brobdinagian. It even had a rich vs poor dynamic in that the Yankees were always identified as the over privileged club.

Now Boston has three titles under their belt and spends just a little less than does NY. Boston has become NY and the rivalry seems a fight between two rich guys rather than Scrooge vs Tiny Tim.

The Dodger-Giant rivalry has also grown less intense ever since the departure of Tommy Lasorda. He served as a symbol for LA which all Giant fans could rally against, all that Dodger Blue blither blather and constant running of his mouth. Booing Lasorda was a cathartic part of the Giant fan experience and it is gone.
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Old 01-27-2016, 11:09 PM
 
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Yet East Sports Programing Network will consistently shove the Red Sox Yankees "rivalry" down our collective throats for the forseable future!
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Old 01-29-2016, 12:25 PM
 
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I agree it's gone stale. Yankees-Red Sox is important in New England and the northeast, as it should be, but how many people west of there truly care? ESPN, Fox and MLB Network unfortunately continue to shove it down everyone's throats. It will take a long period of neither team mattering for that to change.
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Old 01-29-2016, 12:31 PM
 
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I agree it's gone stale. Yankees-Red Sox is important in New England and the northeast, as it should be, but how many people west of there truly care? ESPN, Fox and MLB Network unfortunately continue to shove it down everyone's throats. It will take a long period of neither team mattering for that to change.
lol...and how many people outside Texas care about the Astros and Rangers?
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Old 01-31-2016, 03:59 PM
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I agree it's gone stale. Yankees-Red Sox is important in New England and the northeast, as it should be, but how many people west of there truly care? ESPN, Fox and MLB Network unfortunately continue to shove it down everyone's throats. It will take a long period of neither team mattering for that to change.
I doubt there will be such a period of neither team mattering, but ESPN should have already taken notice that there are a few divisions that contain good rivalry series (Cards-Cubs, Dodgers-Giants, Yankees-Red Sox). Texas-Houston is just developing and it could take years.

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lol...and how many people outside Texas care about the Astros and Rangers?
Certainly more than you choose to think. Both teams happen to have a few top-notch players (Darvish, Hamels, Andrus, Beltre, Odor, Keuchel, Altuve, Correa, Springer). They've got fans in a lot of places just like any other major club.

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Yet East Sports Programing Network will consistently shove the Red Sox Yankees "rivalry" down our collective throats for the forseable future!
After they become good again. The Yankees are not quite there now.
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Old 01-31-2016, 05:39 PM
 
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I can see it, since the AL West is going to go through either one of the two teams.

Given how both of their seasons ended last year, not to mention the traditional Houston-Dallas rivalry, I can see it taking off for the next few years
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Old 01-31-2016, 06:00 PM
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I can see it, since the AL West is going to go through either one of the two teams.

Given how both of their seasons ended last year, not to mention the traditional Houston-Dallas rivalry, I can see it taking off for the next few years
Prognosticators will come out soon with their picks. Early rumors online have many believing Houston picked to win, but the Rangers shouldn't be too far behind.
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