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Sunday, April 28, 2013

St. Louis Cardinals versus Cincinnati Reds: The rivalry continues

The St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds have become some of baseball’s most bitter rivals. Being two of the best teams in the National League seems to enhance the competitiveness felt between them and there is a fierce ongoing battle between the Reds and Cardinals fans and players.

The St Louis Cardinals are one of the oldest franchises in Major League Baseball and have won 11 World Series titles; whereas the Reds have only five World Series wins to their name. This is a major sore point for the Reds as they have been around longer and feel they deserve the top spot for their contribution to the sport and have been knocked out unfairly in the past.

Fans from both sides have also wholeheartedly expressed their dislike of the other team and there is no doubt as to their feelings as they regularly boo the opposing players each time the Cardinals and Reds meet.

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Sadly the Reds and Cardinals have not managed to avoid coming to blows and the full out brawl between the two teams in 2010 saw tensions bubble over on the field.

Catcher Yadier Molina confronted Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips at the plate and berated him for the disparaging remarks made about his Cardinals teammates the day before. The Molina and Phillips confrontation seems to have been the spark that created an even bigger rivalry and every time either player walks onto the opposition's field, he is now greeted with boos.

The success of the St. Louis Cardinals is a sore point for the Cincinnati Reds and until the Reds have managed to knock the Cardinals off their pedestal of being the most dominant team in the NL Central, it seems evident that the rivalry will continue.

The Cardinals have achieved major success over the last decade and the Reds will have to go a long way to beat that success and take them down permanently.