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The Tokyo - Osaka Rivalry Compared to New York - Boston

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The Tokyo - Osaka Rivalry Compared to New York - Boston
I'm a college student in Boston and I've recently been exposed to the Red Sox - Yankees rivalry. Being emersed in it made me think that the Tokyo-Osaka rivalry (Giants and Hanshin) is pretty similar. For one, the Giants always win and can afford to buy the best players, much like the Yankees. But I'm also interested in other dimensions of this rivalry involving the fans and history of it. And also about how the development of Tokyo as a rival city to Osaka plays a role in the rivalry (i.e. Kanto vs. Kansai).

Please let me know what you think and also if possible point out any interesting books, articles, or Internet sites on the subject.
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