There’s always something special about pitcher’s duels. Glavine v. Smoltz is one of the best these days.
Said Glavine: “Anytime you’re going head-to-head against another great pitcher, there’s a different feeling and anticipation for that game. In this regard, it’s no different as far as just a pure match-up goes. It becomes different because he’s a good friend of mine.”
Best pitching rivalry I saw live was Clemens vs. Pedro. Best ever on TV was Koufax-Marichal. Gibson-Seaver wasn’t bad, either.