Yesterday, the Cardinals and Cubs split a two game series at Wrigley Field. And they'll meet for 5 more series in 2013. One of baseball's greatest rivalries, these two historic franchises are driven by the desire to rule the Midwest.
Oftentimes, families are divided by the issue of who to cheer for. The Cubbies have the edge in the long series at 1,173 to 1,115, but the Cards have 11 World Championships to the Cubs' two. So when attendance looks down after their first meeting this year, let's look back on some fire-fueling events of the past.
I've chosen five moments and ranked them according to their ability to amp up the competition between these division rivals. Let's see which instances had the largest effect on fans' bad blood. And feel free to share your own thoughts and memories in the comments section below!