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Seven reasons to be a White Sox fan

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Well, today's game was certainly exciting, but its time to start preparing ourselves as Cubs fans for the upcoming civil war. The North vs. the South. The lovable losers vs. the only franchise to ever intentionally lose a World Series. 1908 vs. 1917.

With this in mind, I have decided to answer a question posed by Tom of A Season with the Cubs (a mighty fine Cubs blog). In fact, this post originated as a comment on Tom's site.

Why would anyone ever be a White Sox fan?

First, the league (AL) didn't always suck. Before there was the DH, two leagues actually played 'real' baseball. So, I'm guessing there are some holdovers.

Second, the Sox have been good on a few occasions. If you were coming of baseball age in '83, '95, or '00 you might be tempted to be a White Sox fan.

Third, this team used to employ Bo Jackson... and Shoeless Joe

Fourth, Comiskey Park is really easy to get to if your primary mode of transportation is a car. In my case, I grew up in NW Indiana. It takes about 45 minutes less to get to Comiskey than to Wrigley.

Fifth, its much less expensive to be a White Sox fan. In years past a can of Coke got you half-priced tickets, and a Wendy's value meal could get you into a game for free.

Sixth, even if you have some money, its too hard to get tickets to a Cubs game. For years now, Cubs fans have been unable to buy walk-up tickets on game days to most home games. If you love baseball and want to see it regularly, but can't get tickets, then that might drive you into Jerry Reinsdorf's arms.

Seventh, some people just like to be different.

Posted by Byron at May 19, 2005 12:01 AM | Bookmark and Share | BallHype: hype it up!
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8. The Sox aren't owned by a faceless corporation which cares little about winning.

you are a fuckin retard.. the fans who attacked the 1st base coach were CUBS FANS

No they weren't.

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