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After seeing what the Cardinals did to the Cubs this weekend where they go into their biggest rivals house and beat them senseless, I thought about how fun it must be to have that storied of a rivalry that it makes that type of weekend that much more important as a Cardinals or on the other side devastating to  a Cubs fan.  The Red Sox and yankees have a rivalry like that.  

 

Who is the Angels biggest rival?  I know that they are a newer franchise and don't have 100 years of hatred to fall back on but still....  Do they really even have one?

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I remember a thread exactly like this maybe a year ago. If I remember correctly, the closest thing to a consensus was the Athletics, with the Mariners and Rangers playing second fiddle.

But it really depends upon the era. When I was growing up in the 80s I remember fearing the Royals, who were in the AL West at that point. They had George Brett, they won the '85 World Series, and were often or usually better than the Angels. But that shifted in the late 80s as the Athletics became really good, and then alternated through the 90s. During the early 00s it was the Athletics again.

I think it has to do with who happens to be the best team in the division. So right now it is the Astros, although I don't think they consider the Angels their main rival.

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1 hour ago, Angelsjunky said:

I remember a thread exactly like this maybe a year ago. If I remember correctly, the closest thing to a consensus was the Athletics, with the Mariners and Rangers playing second fiddle.

But it really depends upon the era. When I was growing up in the 80s I remember fearing the Royals, who were in the AL West at that point. They had George Brett, they won the '85 World Series, and were often or usually better than the Angels. But that shifted in the late 80s as the Athletics became really good, and then alternated through the 90s. During the early 00s it was the Athletics again.

I think it has to do with who happens to be the best team in the division. So right now it is the Astros, although I don't think they consider the Angels their main rival.

I made the thread and I think it was this year

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16 hours ago, Angelsjunky said:

I remember a thread exactly like this maybe a year ago. If I remember correctly, the closest thing to a consensus was the Athletics, with the Mariners and Rangers playing second fiddle.

But it really depends upon the era. When I was growing up in the 80s I remember fearing the Royals, who were in the AL West at that point. They had George Brett, they won the '85 World Series, and were often or usually better than the Angels. But that shifted in the late 80s as the Athletics became really good, and then alternated through the 90s. During the early 00s it was the Athletics again.

I think it has to do with who happens to be the best team in the division. So right now it is the Astros, although I don't think they consider the Angels their main rival.

It has to be mutual to be a rivalry. The Angels don’t have a true rival and neither do most teams in baseball. There is the Giants and Dogs, Yanks and Sox and Cubs-Cards, that’s about it. 

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The Angels don't have any rivalries, and the fans should be glad. The Rivalry with The Dodgers is all one-sided. The Dodgers and their fans really don't give two flying figs about The Angels. There are some fans in The Southland that are fans of both L.A. Teams. The L.A. Dodgers' Rivalry is with the San Francisco GIANTS which is the worse rivalry in all of Professional Sports, even over the Yankees and Red Sox.

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2 hours ago, W.E. Baxter Author said:

The Angels don't have any rivalries, and the fans should be glad. The Rivalry with The Dodgers is all one-sided. The Dodgers and their fans really don't give two flying figs about The Angels. There are some fans in The Southland that are fans of both L.A. Teams. The L.A. Dodgers' Rivalry is with the San Francisco GIANTS which is the worse rivalry in all of Professional Sports, even over the Yankees and Red Sox.

 

What about these two flying figs?

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