CC Sabathia in the Jordan Retro 11 PE.CC Sabathia in the Jordan Retro 11 PE.

words // Nick Engvall

Interleague play has also been criticized amongst fans and players but with teams that play in markets where another team is close by, it has created an opportunity to see rivals play against each other more frequently. Two of the biggest attractions when it comes to interleague play are the Subway Series in New York, and the Bay Bridge Series in Northern California.

The Subway Series puts the New York Mets, based in Queens, versus the New York Yankees, who are based in the Bronx. In there 3 game series this year, the Yankees walked away the series winners, taking 2 out of the 3 games on their home field, Yankee Stadium.

Across the country, the San Francisco Giants took on their rivals from across the Bay Bridge, the Oakland Athletics. The Giants squeezed out two extra-inning wins against Oakland to sweep the 3 game series 3-0.

Another rivalry that has grown over the past 15 years is the Tampa Bay Rays and the Florida Marlins. Although both teams have less history than the aforementioned rivalries, this in-stat matchup has grown into some very competitive baseball. This year the Marlins got the best of the Rays, winning 2 out of 3 in Miami.

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MLB Watch: A look at what the pros wear on the field.

Kurt Suzuki wearing the Nike Air Max Diamond Elite Fly and Nike catcher's equipment.Kurt Suzuki wearing the Nike Air Max Diamond Elite Fly and Nike catcher’s equipment.

Kevin Youkilis wearing New Balance cleats.Kevin Youkilis wearing New Balance cleats.

Joey Votto in the Nike Shox Fuse 2 PE.Joey Votto in the Nike Shox Fuse 2 PE.

Derek Jeter inches closer to 3,000 hits in his latest signature from Jordan.Derek Jeter inches closer to 3,000 hits in his latest signature from Jordan.

Jason Bay connects wearing Easton cleats.Jason Bay connects wearing Easton cleats.

Hunter Pence hustling around the bases wearing the Reebok Vero.Hunter Pence hustling around the bases wearing the Reebok Vero.

Gaby Sanchez of the Marlins gets an RBI double in his Under Armour baseball cleats.Gaby Sanchez of the Marlins gets an RBI double in his Under Armour baseball cleats.

Derek Holland wearing UA Yard baseball cleats.

Dan Haren in the adidas Diamond King.Dan Haren in the adidas Diamond King.

Chase Utley returned to action this week wearing the adidas Diamond King.Chase Utley returned to action this week wearing the adidas Diamond King.

Adrian Gonzalez in the Nike Shox Fuse 2 PE and Wellington Castillo in UA catcher's equipment.Adrian Gonzalez in the Nike Shox Fuse 2 PE and Wellington Castillo in UA catcher’s equipment.