It's a shame he never really had any team success during his career.
I'm glad Chicago should be better this year. I'm looking forward to the games with them meaning something. I remember a couple times in the late 80's we were battling with them for the division late in the season...that was fun stuff. I always look forward to the Cards-Cubs games, but they never really mean anything in the standings because the Cubs are never a threat...we'll take 2 of 3 in a series, push them to 18 games out and that's about it...yay.
Of course I want the Cardinals to win the division...but if they can't, it would be fun to see the Cubs win it and to see how they do in the playoffs...and if they could happen to get to the World Series? Wow...the coverage and buildup for that would be crazy. I pity the team who would play them in the WS, as nobody would be rooting for them.
But in reality, I think the Cubs will only finish slightly above .500 at best. I think Rizzo guaranteeing the Cubs will win the division is hilariously awesome. That's just fun stuff to hear...and bulletin board material for the Cardinals locker room.