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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Travis The Dragon, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon SCREAM FOR ME MINNESOTA!!!

    Damn, what a tough loss last night, but it was only game 1.
     
  2. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon SCREAM FOR ME MINNESOTA!!!

    Damn again. Things are not looking good now. The Cubs need a HUGE miracle.
     
  3. Lampwick 43

    Lampwick 43 Arriving Somewhere But Not Here

    We will see November baseball!!
     
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  4. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon SCREAM FOR ME MINNESOTA!!!

    HELL YES!

    If the Cubs and White Sox played each other, who would fans root for? Or wouldn't they care who won?
     
  5. Lampwick 43

    Lampwick 43 Arriving Somewhere But Not Here

    Well I'm a Cubs fan, so there's no question at all who I would root for. Any city that has two teams of the same sport within the city generally has a rivalry between those teams. You see it with the Cubs and White Sox, Yankees and Mets, Dodgers and Angels, even N.Y. Jets and Giants, Nets and Nicks, L.A. Lakers and Clippers, etc. It's a one or the other type deal. There are some White Sox fans cheering for the Cubs in the World Series, but make no mistake, most of them would like to see the Cubs lose.

    As for a Cubs and White Sox World Series? The answer is simple, Chicago will burn to the ground.
     
  6. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Self-propelled artillery Staff Member

    The 2017 Fenway-Cellular War. Chicago burns.
     
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  7. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    Cubs no contest over the Sox

    Fenway-Cellular?" Wrong on both accounts :)
     
  8. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Self-propelled artillery Staff Member

    Doesn't every baseball team play at Fenway? I thought I read that somewhere................

    [ninja]

    I actually googled the White Sox, so I dunno, where do they play?
     
  9. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    They played in US Cellular field this year .. but it is being renamed to Guaranteed Rate Field next year.
     
  10. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Self-propelled artillery Staff Member

    That's kind of a terrible name.
     
  11. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    Yeah, it is ... Comiskey Park was a good name ..."The Cell" .. not so much, but appropriate for that side of town ... ZING!

    Actually I have never been to the "new" park, went to the old one several times
     
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  12. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Didn't even know Chicago has two teams. :oops:
     
  13. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    They only have 1 worth caring about :)
     
  14. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    That was my first thought upon learning about the White Sox. Do they have any fans?
     
  15. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    They do .. quite a few. But I think the Cubs really rule the city as far as fan base. For people around my age, a big reason was WGN broadcasting so many games .. and with all the day games they play (and they all used to be day games until the late 1980s), they would be on right when I got home from school. Then the Sox went on cable and you had to pay to watch them and I am sure all but the most die hard Sox fans pretty much said, why pay $100 a season to watch them when I can see the Cubs for free on ch. 9.

    Plus Wrigley is just a cool place to see a game. Old Comiskey was a cool park, but it really went down hill towards the end.. add to that, it (and the new park) are not exactly in the greatest area of town.

    For the most part, South Side of the city are Sox fans, Cubs fans on the North Side and it is pretty much up for grabs when you get in the suburbs.
     
  16. Cornfed Hick

    Cornfed Hick Electric Eye

    Cubs fans and White Sox fans are pretty different.

    White Sox fans primarily consist of (1) blue-collar, hard-core baseball nuts who live on the South Side and read the Sun-Times, and (2) people who like wearing black.

    Cubs fans primarily are (1) white-collar, casual baseball fans who live on the North Side and read the Tribune, and (2) people who love Wrigley Field.

    White Sox fans are openly hostile to the Cubs and and even more hostile toward Cubs fans. They consider themselves superior to Cubs fans, whom they deem to be frat boys and sorority girls who only care about partying at Wrigley and are not "real" baseball fans.

    Cubs fans pretty much ignore the Sox entirely, content to party at Wrigley and make something of their lives.
     
  17. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    In general, I think @Cornfed Hick nailed it .. though the Sox had a lot of band wagon fans a few years back when they won the WS and the Cubs certainly have a hardcore fan base that will show up win or loose to watch the games.
     
  18. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon SCREAM FOR ME MINNESOTA!!!

    What do you base your decision on? Why not be fans of both teams since they both represent your state? Or city in the case of Chicago.
     
  19. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    Isn't sports about rivalry?
     
  20. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    There is an old saying, if anyone over the age of 12 tells you they are both a Cubs and Sox fan, put your wallet in your front pocket.
     

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