The Chicago Cubs have been keeping up with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2013, but this weekend’s series will be a different beast. The pinstriped side from the Central’s cellar will be more than a despised rival on Friday, they look to become casualties of the Cardinals march to the post-season.
The Cubbies have gone 7-9 versus the Redbirds this season. That nearly even record illustrates how well Chicago plays versus their I-55 foe. But there is a magical number now, and closure should be in the form of a hometown celebration with hoppy St. Louis water and chilly champagne. Friday night would be the perfect time to pop bottles since Saturday is a late game, unlike Sunday.