Tuesday July 9th 2013 was the 9th time that the Cubs and Angels have played, ever. In a combined total of 189 years of existence for these two clubs, a total of 28,884 games, these two franchises have only played 9 times. The Cubs have played in more World Series games in the last 75 years than they have faced the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
When MLB moves the Houston Astros to the AL West from the NL Central, so now each league had an odd number of teams for the first time ever. This made interleague play an everyday happening, which made matchups that some people have never seen in their lifetime, like the Angels and Cubs, a possible every-year occurrence.
That creates exciting games all across the MLB almost every day. Mike Trout of the Angels is one of the most exciting, fun to watch and best young players in the majors. The 5-tool 21 year old was an AL MVP candidate last year, in his rookie season. He has been a must-see star in the last season and a half, and now he's making his first trip to Wrigley Field, and it won't be his last.
A majority of people who do some to the friendly confines for Cubs games are there to enjoy the atmosphere and just relax and watch baseball, but throwing in that they get to watch the future of the league play at Wrigley Field this year when before Houston moved leagues, he may NEVER have played at Wrigley Field? It's a good thing for Trout. It's a good thing for Wrigley.
And hell, it's just fun.
Even if you're rooting for the Cubbies over these next 2 games, Mike Trout (and even former NL Central rival Albert Pujols) makes for a nice viewing incentive. Trout is a fun player to watch, and I hope he makes a few exciting plays at Wrigley like he seems to do quite often everywhere else.
As long as the Cubs still win.