Cubs-Sox rivalry unmatched, but some don’t get it

My wife just doesn’t get it; how can a Chicago baseball fan not support the White Sox when they win? She understands my affection (obsession?) for the game, but she cannot comprehend the Cubs versus Sox rivalry. My wife is beautiful, brilliant, insightful, charming, and in fact has a PhD in psychology, but my utter disdain for all things White Sox is baffling to her. During the 2005 playoffs and World Series, she was actually angry with me for rooting against the only Chicago team still playing at that time.  Such is life as a Cubs fan.

With the first place Chicago Cubs bringing their MLB best win-loss record to Wrigley to host the first place White Sox this weekend, one of the most charged rivalries in professional sports is renewed. Some of the players involved say its just another game, but I don’t believe it as they must pick up on the energy the fans bring to the Cubs-Sox games. Cheering and booing on every pitch, mid-inning chants (some not suitable for families), crushing media coverage… it matches a playoff atmosphere usually reserved for October. There is no way the players aren’t affected by that. You can still get tickets through Stub Hub for Wrigley, or for next weekend’s series on the South Side. Or you can be like me and hang on every pitch on radio & TV, with MLB’s Gameday showing pitch by pitch location, and wish you were there to soak it all in.

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    June 20, 2008   Posted in: observations, rivalries

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