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Unread 09-04-2009, 11:57 AM
 
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For the life of me I still cannot seem to figure out why Sox fans seem to get more joy out of beating the Cubs or making favorable comparisons with the Cubs than big accomplishments like sweeping the Tigers/Twins who they now trail in their division. To be fair, it is not all the Sox fans I know, but there is definitely a good amount of them out there. I just don't understand it because it is not simply a given that this will occur with two teams in one city. There are very few Yankees fans that get more excited about beating the Mets than the Red Sox, and I doubt there very many Dodgers fans that would get more joy out of sweeping the Angels than the Giants. I know this has been discussed thuroughly on this thread but I still can't seem to make sense of these "at least we are only the second ****tiest team along the CTA red line" Sox fans, and they just keep poping up.
Cubs fans are the exact same way. Do not be obtuse.
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Unread 09-04-2009, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Cubs fans are the exact same way. Do not be obtuse.
Every Sox fan says so, and it's really not the case. Cubs fans care about beating the Sox only to the extent that Sox fans care. If Sox fans took it all in stride, so would Cubs fans. Cubs fans are far more interested in beating division rivals, be they present rivals if competing with them for a playoff spot, or historic rivals like the Cardinals who they want to beat even if nothing is at stake. Other than that, they just want their team to win in general and they don't care who they play against.
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Unread 09-04-2009, 12:56 PM
 
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Every Sox fan says so, and it's really not the case. Cubs fans care about beating the Sox only to the extent that Sox fans care. If Sox fans took it all in stride, so would Cubs fans. Cubs fans are far more interested in beating division rivals, be they present rivals if competing with them for a playoff spot, or historic rivals like the Cardinals who they want to beat even if nothing is at stake. Other than that, they just want their team to win in general and they don't care who they play against.
So this is the 'well he started it' defense I've heard so much about...
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Unread 09-04-2009, 06:14 PM
 
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For the life of me I still cannot seem to figure out why Sox fans seem to get more joy out of beating the Cubs or making favorable comparisons with the Cubs than big accomplishments like sweeping the Tigers/Twins who they now trail in their division. To be fair, it is not all the Sox fans I know, but there is definitely a good amount of them out there. I just don't understand it because it is not simply a given that this will occur with two teams in one city. There are very few Yankees fans that get more excited about beating the Mets than the Red Sox, and I doubt there very many Dodgers fans that would get more joy out of sweeping the Angels than the Giants. I know this has been discussed thuroughly on this thread but I still can't seem to make sense of these "at least we are only the second ****tiest team along the CTA red line" Sox fans, and they just keep poping up.
All I know, is a World Series title four years ago seems like yesterday compared to a century. "He Gone!"
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Unread 09-04-2009, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Chicago- Lawrence and Kedzie/Maywood
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Sox fans talk about the Cubs more then they do about the Sox.
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Unread 09-04-2009, 07:07 PM
 
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Sox fans talk about the Cubs more then they do about the Sox.
Let's not overgeneralize. There are idiot Cubs fans, and there are idiot Sox fans.

As a Sox fan, I wasn't sure there were many idiot Sox fans, but then I heard about Dewayne Wise being booed on opening day after he earned the starting CF job in spring training. Seriously, the guy failed to reach base in his first two or three ABs of the season, and by the third or fourth, the fans were booing him.

These Sox fans are supposed to be, you know, behind the little guy. They love the grinder type of player, they're supposed to be guys who can appreciate a guy like Mark Buehrle who was taken in the 38th round and made something of himself. Guys who complain about how the park on the other side of town is filled with spoiled rich frat boys.

Then I watch this season as Dewayne Wise gets lustily booed, sometimes as he comes to plate, for weeks. Here's a guy who's 31 years old, been written off time and again, but came up and made contributions late last year and earned his spot in spring training by playing the best. I listened to Sox fans this season boo Bobby Jenks. A guy who's been as good over the last four years as any closer, has a great rags-to-riches story, threw the final pitch of the 2005 World Series.

But Gordon Beckham? A 19 year old kid, has less than a year of professional baseball experience, no connection the area or anything, hasn't done nothing, but the golden boy picked near the top of the first round? Media frenzy all week on talk radio, in the papers, even that he might join the big league roster. Standing ovation when he stands in for his first major league at-bat. Apart from what Mark Buehrle did, it's been Beckham mania all season.

Let's just say Chicago has some idiot, hypocritical baseball fans. No side of town has been left out.
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Unread 09-04-2009, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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So this is the 'well he started it' defense I've heard so much about...
I didn't realize this warranted a "defense."
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Unread 07-11-2010, 08:23 PM
 
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Default White sox

What about those White
Sox? They are now leading their division.
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Unread 07-11-2010, 08:25 PM
 
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hell yea! :-) I'm from Jersey, but Chicago knows baseball!
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Unread 07-11-2010, 08:40 PM
 
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hell yea! :-) I'm from Jersey, but Chicago knows baseball!
except when the cubs are playing.....

Sometimes I wonder which god did the cubs team offend when it comes to the world sersis.
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