The Cubs and Astros have, since the inception of the NL Central at least, had a nice, respectful, competitive rivalry (even on here, lol). It seems that after the last two series they've played, things seem to have gotten a little more spirited.
7 games, 11 hit batters, 5 ejections, and 4 instances where teams left the benches. Not to mention all the back-and-forth comments in the papers/TV. What should have been a series full of excellent pitching matchups (Oswalt/Wood twice, Clemens/Zambrano, Hernandez/Clement) and two streaking offenses turned into a big "Fuck Me?? No, fuck YOU!!" contest.
Is this rivalry going the way of the Cubs/Cards??