Brewers vs. Cardinals: Bad Blood Adds Much Needed Drama to NLCS

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Brewers vs. Cardinals: Bad Blood Adds Much Needed Drama to NLCS
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The Major League Baseball postseason is taking a backseat to other sports stories at the moment. The one thing that will save it is the bad blood brewing between the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers

These teams hate each other. That is a sentiment that MLB should savor and dish out to fans in heaping servings ahead of Game 3 Wednesday night. 

Instead, the Brewers and Cardinals are trying to temper the notion that these teams are fueled by hatred for one another. I'm not buying it. 

The latest poke in the side is the Cardinals' decision to seat friends and family together in one section, and the Brew Crew have noticed. 

ESPN reports on the seating drama and quotes Nyjer Morgan, a passionate player that has done more than enough to stoke the fires before.

"You know I think it's bush [league]. Our families, they've got to be secured. It's kind of garbage. We put their [families] in a secure section and then they want to spread ours out. I don't know why they play the mental games, but that right there, they shouldn't play the games right there because that's our family and our family has got to be secure. But that's just them, that's how they operate right there I guess."

Those are the types of soundbites that will be featured as the Cards and Brewers battle Wednesday night. We have already heard of the comments Morgan made referring to Albert Pujols as Alberta. 

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If you watched any of the first two games, you got the sense that the stakes are even higher than would be the norm in the NLCS. 

The clubs are already playing for a shot at the World Series, but there is something more. It would be far sweeter to send their specific opponent packing, and that is just fine with me. 

It's rare to see a mutual disgust in modern sports. It is far more likely for opponents to share a meal with one another after a game. I am not about to state that there is anything wrong with that. It's just refreshing to see bad blood boil over on the field as it brings passion to a sport that is getting ignored. 

The biggest stories this week were the Eagles loss and Tim Tebow's status as quarterback. The MLB postseason is taking a backseat to the NFL once again.

It's a shame as the postseason has been a rare mix of excitement and passionate play. It's time for the nation to take notice, and this is the series that could do just that.

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