Forget about the Babe and Tea for Two—if you go by this millennium alone, this is still the best rivalry in baseball. Boston has dominated the series (4-11) this season, but you know that won’t mean a thing when they play again. Look forward to fireworks on the field: These are the two best teams in baseball. Boston’s Adrian Gonzalez is the odds-on favorite for MVP, and Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson are among the league’s top home run hitters (Robbie Cano joins them in the top five for RBIs.) The pitching is not bad, either: three of the two team’s pitchers in the top ten in lowest ERA. Tickets can be had on StubHub starting around $50, although decent seats will cost at least $150 a pop. Still, it’s a long winter before they play ball again!
Fri., Sept. 23, 1:05 & 7:05 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 24, 4:10 p.m., 2011