Cubs-Cardinals Rivalry Gets Silly New Chapter

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The Cubs-Cardinals rivalry has long been one of the best in all of sports, but this is just ridiculous.

Before the 2015 season began, as part of a major renovation plan for Wrigley Field, there was a new 3, 990-square-foot videoboard installed just above the left field bleachers. While it seemed like a nuisance for the rooftop owners and a travesty to baseball purists, it’s not as bothersome to me as I thought it might be. In fact, it’s simply become part of the new vision and look of this revamped version of the Chicago Cubs and I’m cool with that. Obviously, the Cubs’ new videoboard isn’t news.

The story here, albeit a silly one, is this.

Okay, so the Cardinals are putting in a new videoboard at Busch Stadium that will be about 2.5 times bigger than the old one with double the resolution and brightness. So what, right? Originally, that’s what I thought as well until I saw what the Cardinals vice president of stadium operations, Joe Abernathy, said about the timing of the project.

“we did get upset actually when the Cubs had a better videoboard than us. Especially with how it ended [in the National League Division Series] and all they’re doing now, we don’t want to be sitting behind the Cubs in anything.”


Wow. Let the Cubs-Cardinals videoboard battle begin. Maybe Kris Bryant can put a dent in that one as well.

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