Cubs-Cardinals Rivalry Renewed
By: David Jacob
Better late than never. In the storied history between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs, there was one key component that was missing: Playoff baseball.
This series began all the way back in 1882. Now after 2,363 regular season games, the two franchises finally meet in the postseason.
A lot of teams who are rivals began their rivalry in the postseason. A prime example of this is the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox.
Nick Genova, a die hard Cubs fan, says “These are really the first rivalry games that have actually meant something. I have been waiting my entire life for a series like this to happen.”
Ryan Snyder, a lifelong Cardinals fan says, “It is really good for baseball to see two of the more storied franchises in the game playing against one another in the playoffs that has World Series implications.”
Even though Genova and Snyder are rooting for opposite teams, they both agree that this series is the best thing that could have happened to this rivalry and baseball as well.
Currently the series is tied at one a piece. It is a best of five series and is now headed to Chicago.
Genova added, “It is unfortunate that two of the best teams in the league this year have to meet in the first round of the playoffs. I wanted to see these two slug it out in a best of seven series.”