Some of the Reds and Cardinals players tried to downplay the series between the two teams as a "rivalry." Here are some quotes from yesterday.
"Regardless of your opponent, if you can take a three-game sweep you’re always elated about it. It being the Cardinals and the rough patches we’ve had with them, it just proves to us that we can beat them.”
- Drew Stubbs
“I’ve got nothing against the Cardinals. I’ve been in this game a long time, and I won’t disrespect anybody. Whatever happened last year, this is a new year. We’re trying to play baseball here, that’s all.”
- Francisco Cordero
"Basically, when you have a bunch of grown boys playing a game, you can have some tantrums exchanged. I think there's nothing more to it than that."
- Lance Berkman
So what do you think? Do we have a rivalry simmering between these two teams?