PITTSBURGH -- About time, huh?
Two of baseball's oldest, most storied franchises are about to do something they've never done. The National League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser, live on TBS at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT, is bringing the Pirates and Cubs together in the postseason for the first time. If the Cubs can win behind Jake Arrieta, they'll do something else they've never done, meeting their rival Cardinals for the first time in a postseason series.
Phil Rogers is a national columnist for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.