As long as the Cards try to nip at the heels of the contending NL Central champs there will be a strong rivalry. Of course, without a healthy Carpenter and possibly Garcia, maybe the Cardinals and the Cubs can reignite their rivalry in the basement.
I'm going to miss Johnny Beisbol
Can't win with 'em
Can't win without 'em
Maybe I'm not explaining myself here properly. From a Reds fans perspective, the Cardinals may have been a heated rival for years. From a Cards fan perspective, the Reds were never a heated rival until they started to compete for division titles.
I hated Larussa and Carpenter, but don't hate the Cardinals as a whole. With both of those whiners out of St Louis, my disdain has 100% shifted towards the Pirates. I hope Chapman plunks everyone in that lineup with a vengeance.