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Old 10-15-2003, 06:22 PM   #1
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I'm just wondering...how do White Sox fans feel about the Cubs playing in the play-offs? Do you root for them or against them? Same for you Mets fans.
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headache will tell you all about the mets / yankees rivalry. i rooted for the mets when i lived in ny, and was taught to hate the yankees from an early age.
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headache will tell you all about the mets / yankees rivalry

I think he did a whole thread about that.


From what I see, some White Sox (southsiders) are cheering for the Cubs (after all, it is still Chicago), and some were cheering for the fish. I watched the game last night with a Sox fan...he was cheering for the Cubs.

Chicago sports radio is so much more entertaining that Minnesota sports radio (even with those Packers fans listening/calling in). A white Sox fan called in yesterday, ripping the Cubs apart, and saying that the foul ball kid could seek asylum at Comiskey/cellularOne field if he wanted to.

A cub fan called right after and made some hilarious remarks about White Sox fans and the lack of class they have.
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i hope the yankees choke on their own arrogance... that being said, i can't in good conscience root for the red sox either.... so i've come to a mutual agreement for tonight's game 7. if the red sox beat the yankees, it's kinda like a moral victory for them for finally beating the "evil empire." for the yankees and their fans, anything short of a world series is considered a disapointment. so i'm not rooting for the yankees to win tonight... rather rooting for the red sox to lose. i can always root for the marlins in the world series. friggin yankees
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I am a lone Cub fan in my White Sox family. They will root for the cubs when hell freezes over. Real sox fans do not root for the cubs. Mayor Daley is a Sox fan and even as mayor it pained him to go to a Cubs game. He said that the air raid sirens would not go off, as they did in 1959 when the Sox when the penant, if the Cubs won. Here a nice little article to further my point.

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>South Side bar is serving up shots at Cubs
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South Side bar is serving up shots at Cubs
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>John Kass
>Published October 12, 2003
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>National correspondents hoping to capture the mood of Chicago during the
>Cubs-Marlins series have developed an annoying habit: They enter upscale
>clubs to interview debonair baseball fans about the city's baseball
>feelings.
>
>The fans oblige by yelling "Wooo! Go Cubbies! Woooo!" And this special
>quote, repeated endlessly, cements the notion that the Cubs have helped
>unite Chicago.
>
>Once I noticed this phenomenon, I thought, what the heck. I'm a reporter
>too. And I've already wished the Cubs well. So why shouldn't I go to a cozy
>baseball bar and obtain a few insightful quotes from deliriously happy fans
>for my column?
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>And I found just the place, although it's not near Wrigley Field.
>
>It's on the South Side. And it's called McNally's, at 11131-36 S. Western
>Ave.
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>The reason I knew it was the right spot was the large signs out front.
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>"Free Beer for Every Marlin Home Run!" said one sign.
>
>"Go Go Sox and Whoever Plays the Cubs!" said the other sign.
>
>"You know what I really can't stand?" said Mike McNally, 40, the proprietor
>of the family establishment. "You can't read a paper or watch TV or listen
>to the radio without hearing, `Go Cubbies' this and `Go Cubbies' that. The
>entire city isn't delirious about the Cubs. And if there's one thing I
>can't stand, it's all the media screaming on and on and on about how
>wonderful it is that the Cubs are in the playoffs. Are you from the
>Tribune?"
>
>So, this isn't a Cubs bar?
>
>"No," McNally said.
>
>You mean, I'm not going to get the important "Wooo! Go Cubbies! Wooo!"
>quote for my column?
>
>"Not in this place," McNally said. "That's not our kind of music. We're
>White Sox fans."
>
>That's not to say that McNally's isn't a musical place. It's just that
>you'll never hear those cute Cubs folk songs, like the one sung by the late
>folksinger Steve Goodman, who wrote "Go Cubs Go"--a song which probably
>thrills those who sing Kum-Ba-Ya while driving to various Midwestern arts
>festivals.
>
>I didn't want to hear Steve Goodman anyway. I wanted a place where Steve
>Goodman wouldn't have the guts to sing, if he were alive. I wanted the
>sound of the South Side Irish and you'll hear that at McNally's, although
>Terry McEldowney, who wrote "The South Side Irish," might want to sing it
>to you.
>
>He sat next to me at the bar, smoked a cigar and we talked of how to
>survive our jealousy if the Cubs keep winning.
>
>His song, "The South Side Irish," is an anthem of sorts for the people of
>the neighborhood. The last verse is: "When it comes to baseball, we've got
>two favorite clubs/the Go-Go White Sox and whoever plays the Cubs."
>
>McEldowney explained it this way.
>
>"The main thing is that we're Sox fans and we're rooting for the Marlins
>because, well, because we're Sox fans," McEldowney said. "And I say this,
>even though my wife is a die-hard Cubs fan. We're not for the Cubs here.
>Get me? Go Marlins!"
>
>Just then, the Marlins got a base hit, and the crowd yelled as if Notre
>Dame just scored a touchdown. On Friday night, there were fathers and sons
>and daughters and cousins and uncles, firefighters and city workers and
>cops, electricians, political workers, teachers and two guys who train
>prizefighters.
>
>"My grandfather, God rest his soul, hated the Cubs," said electrician Tim
>Webber, who kept updating the crowd with the score from the Brother
>Rice-Mt. Carmel football game. "My grandfather would never accept any North
>Side team, and that means the Bears too."
>
>You won't find many Cubs fans there, although two middle-aged men, Terry
>Carney and Paul West, were saving space at the bar for a boyhood friend of
>theirs, even though they knew he was working and couldn't show.
>
>"Danny can't make it," Carney said. "He moved to the North Side and I think
>he's a Cubs fan. But we're thinking of him."
>
>Another Cubs fan, Jerry Ford, whispered, quietly, that he thinks the Cubs
>going to the World Series would be good for the city.
>
>"I'm a Sox fan, but if the Cubs do it, just think of all the money that
>comes to Chicago," he said. "All the business and the tourism and
>restaurants and bars, it's great, economically. Wouldn't it be great for
>the city?"
>
>Now that I've got that out of the way, let me tell you about other signs
>McNally has put up outside his bar.
>
>One earlier this year, especially for Sammy Sosa, said `Cubs Special. $2
>Wine with Cork.'
>
>"And every time there's a Sox-Cubs series, we put out a sign that says,
>`Nickel Beer if Cubs Sweep Sox,'" McNally said.
>
>McNally took a financial beating in 1998 after the last Cubs sweep, since
>Sox fans took it upon themselves to mourn the losses with many nickel
>beers.
>
>"A guy would order two beers and hand me a dime," he said. "But I could
>handle it. The only thing I can't handle is the Cubs winning the World
>Series."
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headache....

When will Bud Selig realize that the Yankees winning every year SUCKS for baseball fans?

Lets start a letter writting campaign.
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but they haven't won every year.
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Old 10-16-2003, 12:34 PM   #8
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Being born and raised on the Southside of Chicago and still living here I am, of course, a Sox fan. But, I was cheering for the Cubs to make it to the World Series. They are from Chicago after all. My feeling is...as long as a Chicago team is winning, it doesn't matter who it is.
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headache....

When will Bud Selig realize that the Yankees winning every year SUCKS for baseball fans?
when new york isn't the #1 market in america anymore... the wise scholar poppa diddy puff once said "it's all about the benjamins baby."

i don't think baseball needs a salary cap. the mets, rangers, dodgers and white sox have all proved over and over again that money doesn't buy championships... and the twins, marlins, mariners and a's have proven that small market teams can compete with proper management. so i'm not for a salary cap... but i am 100% behind revenue sharing. the marlins were able to go out and get pudge rodriguez because they were on a limited revenue sharing program with major league baseball. a league wide system, similar to what the national... football league (dum dum da dum) does would allow teams like oakland and seattle to keep their young stars rather than give them up to free agency every year. yes, the nfl does have a cap, but i don't think it's neccesary in baseball. people all seem to forget the "Bronx Zoo" of the 1980's and early 1990's, when Steinbrenner went and overpaid for highpriced veterans, trading away young talent. It wasn't until Stick Michael and Brian Cashman were given the reigns of the organization, building up a strong minor league system featuring the likes of Williams, Jeter, Rivera, Pettite, Soriano, Mike Lowell (ahh the irony) that the Yankees started actually winning again. Then after that core was in place, they went out and brough in the high priced guys to compliment what was already in place. ok i've gone on for way to long now... i've said enough
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wow!

That was very informative (especially from a Mets fan ).

I think we should still write letters and say the Yankees are boring us.
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