Who’s excited for the playoffs to get underway?

I guess I am.

I mean I’m a Cub fan, and they’re not in it. But I’m still pulling for the White Sox despite that fact that most White Sox fans don’t want me on their bandwagon. But I’m pulling for the White Sox for a number of reasons.

First of all, I’m from Chicago. I’ve always lived in Chicago and I’ll always love all things Chicago. The White Sox are about as Chicago as they come so therefore I like the White Sox. I don’t really like White Sox fans, and if the Cubs and Sox were both on a sinking ship and one team had to be tossed overboard to save the other, I’d kick the Sox out faster than an old Black Jack McDowell fastball. But the fact is I’d love to see the White Sox win it all because I live in this city.

Second of all, there’s no way I’m rooting for the Yankees. That’s like rooting for the eighth grader that’s picking on the fifth graders. (But man it’s fun to watch those those fifth graders get pissed and give him a good ass whooping.) I can’t really root for the Red Sox, since they won it last year. And I have no draw to the Angels. They’re a good team and fun to watch, but c’mon, the White Sox are from my city.

Third, I’m pulling the Sox just to spite Sox fans. Ha ha, suckers, look at me, a die hard Cub fan rooting for your team. I’ll be wearing my Cubs hat and my Jorge Bell jersey too, ya bastards.

I’ve been to a couple White Sox games this year. I’ve been to more Cub games. But the fact is, I’ve made an appearance at one of the Comiskey Parks or U.S. Cellular Park at least one time every year since I can remember. So why wouldn’t I root for them?

They’re not playing my Cubs. And their pain-in-the-ass fans aren’t who I’m pulling for, I’m pulling for the team. (For the record, I can’t stand a majority of Cub fans either.) Sox fans are saying how they don’t want people jumping on their bandwagon. That’s why its a bandwagon, because it wants to be filled up. Just because this city looks at the Cubs as their number one sons is no reason to be mad at the rest of the world. I’m a Cub fan who remembers when he could take the train to the game in the second inning and get a seat in the front row of the upper deck. Now there’s not even a bandwagon anymore, it’s a freakin’ bandtrain.

The funny thing is, if you get a room and lock together five angry Cub fans and five angry Sox fans and bring up who’s had it rougher in this city, eventually, one, if not all, of those people will be dead. Murdered. But if you mention the Chicago Bears, everyone will be hugging, swigging beer, and sucking down brats before you can even lock the door.

All I’m saying is let’s go Sox. Let’s forget which side of town we live on and win one for Papa Bear George Halas. And maybe next year we can play each other and really see this city get torn to pieces.

Finally, let me just point out that I have some very close friends that are Sox fans. Despite this fact, we get along famously. (We’ll see how long that lasts once they read this.)

2 thoughts on “A Cub Fan Rooting For the White Sox? It’s Out Of Spite.

  1. I was very excited to see the playoffs begin, but am now disinterested, as the Yankees have been ousted and three of the remaining teams are teams I despise. I despise the Angels because they beat the Yankees. I despise the Astros because they have two traitors on their team named Roger and Andy, and they continue to beat up on my other favorite team, the Cubs. I despise the Cardinals because of the latter of the above reasons and because of David Eckstein. That leaves me to hope the White Sox pull this one off. But not enough to watch. Comments people make about the Yankees and their money annoy me. First of all, be a little more original, for god’s sake. Second of all, those who are making a difference on the Yankees this year are Robinson Cano, a rookie, Chen Ming-Wang, a rookie, Aaron Small, a little-known journeyman, Shawn Chacon, an overlooked diamond in the rough, and Mariano Rivera, who was brought up through the Yankee farm system, as was Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, and Bernie Williams. This whole notion of buying players comes from those who are jealous of the Yankees sucesses. If their teams had similar payrolls, they would still be fans of their team, and they would not be griping about money. Finally, it has been proven this year that any given team can beat any other team in MLB on any given day. The Devil Rays won the season series against the Yankees, the Blue Jays whipped up on the Red Sox, and the Cubs won the season series against the Cardinals, to give a few examples. Therefore, it is obvious that money is not playing too big of a role, or else the teams with money would win every game. The members of the Yankees play with just as much heart and desire as any other team. They do not simply “buy” championships. The Cubs on the other hand, have a large payroll, but cannot manage to finish ahead of the Brewers because they can’t bring anyone home from third with less than two outs. I’ve gone on long enough and no one is going to read this anyway. My point is – by default – Go White Sox.

  2. Paulie, my man! Don’t be silly, dozens of people will be reading this. Possibly even as many as 15 or 16 people.

    But I feel your pain. The Yankees get a bad rap for spending so much money, but I’d agree, I wish the Cubs could drop $200 million on players.

    But that doesn’t mean I have to like them. They’ve won too many times. Hard to root for the non-underdog, know what I’m sayin’?

    Hope all is well with you, my friend. It’s been too long.

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