Red fightin' blue? It's Cards vs. Cubs

Originally Published: April 24, 2009
By Jon Greenberg | ESPN.com

Ian Knowles is sitting in the front patio of Murphy's Bleachers like he owns the place. Surrounded by two dozen red-shirted, Albert Pujols-worshipping friends, he sucks down a Bud Light and makes fun of his soon-to-be-married buddy while enjoying the fleeting sunshine.

This was last Saturday, the first 2009 series between the Cardinals and Cubs, perhaps the best sports rivalry in the Midwest, and the second-best in all of baseball -- after, of course, the Florida Marlins-Washington ...

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