The "beloved" crosstown cup still exists. I believe they no longer have the BP sponsor though.
As far as the series, the key to beating the Cubs is getting into their awful bullpen. Their starters have actually been pretty solid.
The very existence of flamethrowers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, "You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done." -George Carlin