Best rivalry in sports, this one.
You've been rooting for the Blue Team when some of the best players were guys like Nate Schierholtz or Keith Moreland. Theriot and Fontenot. Noles and DiPino. When Bryan LaHair was an All-Star first baseman, even though he got beat out by Anthony Rizzo at that position on his own team.
Thick and thin, you pull for the Cubs.
Not saying that it'll soon be that dire, but still...
You gotta watch these Cubs vs Cardinals games and pray for a Bryant homer.
An impossible El Mago tag, or Rizzo with a Barnum and Bailey catch by the dugout.
A couple jaunty strikeouts by The Sheriff in the 7th.
A freaking W.
Because this team has a deadline.
This team is this team for a dozen more days, max.
Ohhh, I don't know.
When the Cubs were the Cadillac of Baseball, I believed in their astonishing, undeniable skill.
When the Cubs get lumped in with the B Teams, I tend to believe in superstition.
I suspect that goats and black cats are gonna make a return appearance around here.
And I take more joy in making fun of irrelevance, like a boring town or.. batboys.
But whatever happens, this rivalry never stops.
The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals each have 46 wins and 47 losses.
Let the Third Place Race begin.
And... Go Cubs.