Or, screw it, let's just cancel the World Series and give everyone participant trophies. How are you even a sports fan?? I can guarantee you that fans of the White Sox (who are also pretty big rivals with the Indians) are NOT rooting for the Cubs. They are praying the Cubs don't win, because Cubs fans will become insufferable if the Cubs win. The only White Sox fan who is ostensibly rooting for the Cubs is President Obama, but that's a politically expedient fiction: in truth, he probably despises the Cubs. EDIT: For you Euros out there, Travis just asked the equivalent of why Manchester City fans don't root for Manchester United (or Arsenal fans for Chelsea, or Atletico Madrid fans for Real Madrid, etc.).