Like many other interleague rivalries across Major League Baseball, the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds are squaring off on Monday for their annual Memorial Day rivalry. They call it the Ohio Cup. The teams split six games last season, but Cleveland won the Ohio Cup two years ago by taking five of six games against the Reds.
Before their meeting on Monday, the Indians official Twitter account bragged to the Reds by posting a photo of the Ohio Cup trophy.
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) May 27, 2013
The Reds official Twitter account refused to sit quietly. Winning the Ohio Cup is a bonus and allows for intrastate bragging rights, but there’s a much more highly-coveted trophy that the Indians have not gotten their hands on in over 60 years. Cincinnati on the other hand, last won a World Series in 1990.
— Reds (@Reds) May 27, 2013
The Reds have also won two of the past three AL Central division pennants, so they have had more recent success than the Indians. That being said, neither team can really be considered an MLB powerhouse. That’s what makes the Ohio Cup so special.Google+