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Chicago Cubs: Playing both sides of the historic rivalry

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Apr 2, 2017; St. Louis, MO, USA; Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras (40) is congratulated by right fielder Ben Zobrist (18) and center fielder Jason Heyward (22) after hitting a three run home run off St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Seung-Hwan Oh (not pictured) during the ninth inning of opening night at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 2, 2017; St. Louis, MO, USA; Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras (40) is congratulated by right fielder Ben Zobrist (18) and center fielder Jason Heyward (22) after hitting a three run home run off St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Seung-Hwan Oh (not pictured) during the ninth inning of opening night at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports
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Cubs, Cardinals – It doesn’t matter what uniform you wear

Yes, the Cubs and Cardinals are long-time rivals, but it’s the fact that some players will be playing against their former team that really sets this rivalry off. Whether it’s in Chicago or St. Louis, it feels the same to the player. The players have made this what it is.

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In the eyes of Cubs fans, Dexter Fowler will always be a Cub after helping them win the World Series in 2016, while John Lackey had one of the best seasons of his career as a Cardinal. In the end, it’s the players that make this rivalry so special, and the Cubs and Cardinals are lucky enough to have benefited from some of the same players.

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