ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs often feel like they’ve been rivals as long as stars have filled the night sky or since dinosaurs roamed the Earth.
As we head into the National League Division Series between the Cardinals and Cubs, cultural institutions from each respective city traded barbs via Twitter over the last two days.
On the eve of Game 1 of the NLDS, SUE the T-Rex tweeted out the following on behalf of the Chicago Field Museum:
Mind you, that’s not SUE the T-Rex. She’s inside the museum. This is a replica brachiosaurus skeleton. For the last several years, museum management dresses the skeleton in the jersey of whichever local franchise makes the playoffs.
So while the ghost of a roaring dinosaur is proudly trumpeting the Cubs, leave it to the stargazers at the Saint Louis Science Center to drop a meteor of truth in response:
The Cubs last won the World Series in 1908. The Cardinals have won 11 championships since then.
Not to be outdone, SUE the T-Rex moved the fight from the baseball diamond to the hockey rink:
Touché, T-Rex; touché.
(H/T St. Louis Magazine)