In Year 122 of a longstanding rivalry, it has finally come to this:
The Cubs want to be the Cardinals on the field, and the Cardinals want to be the Cubs off the field.
So far, only one is succeeding.
The Cardinals recently built their own Wrigleyville model called Ballpark Village, a team-controlled restaurant and entertainment complex beyond the left-center-field wall of Busch Stadium. They've even copied the rooftop concept, without the burden of rooftop owners making money off their product.
Of course, St. Louis also has a model franchise, one that will play host to October baseball this week for the 11th time since 2000.
This is where the Cubs want to...