Originally Posted by MikeThierry
Sorry to say it but the Reds until very recently have not been a rival with the Cardinals. I wouldn't say, however, that KC was a rival either though. When I first came to this board, I was shocked at the angst for the Cardinals here. I didn't know that it has been like that for years as most Cards fans didn't.
Until recently... in most of our lifetimes.
The 1880's big rivals
The 1920's Rivals
The late 30's early 40's rivals
Early to mid 60's rivals.
Division play and Augie Busch's insistence that he be in the same division as the Cubs (EAST though both are west of Cincinnati) created the world that we recall as being recent.