I gotta say…

I’m happy for the Sox that they won the World Series.

I’m happy for my friends who are true sox fans, including Michael, Fat Johnny, Connors, and Rak.

I’m amused that so much of the press about the ChiSox winning the World Series is more about how it impacts the Cubs and their fans.

I’m disgusted when I think about how much more of jackasses most Sox fans are now going to become.

And I just can’t go without sharing this:

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~ by Matt Stratton on October 27, 2005.

3 Responses to “I gotta say…”

  1. I’m amused that so much of the press about the ChiSox winning the World Series is more about how it impacts the Cubs and their fans.”

    I understand it because Cub fans are the majority, and now solely own the longest drought without a World Series Championship. Their curse has a lot more publicity, their meltdown in 2003 a tragedy for the ages. By contrast in 1919 the Black Sox tarnished this great game by cursing themselves and throwing the World Series.

    I just watched a little clip on ESPN.com interviewing people around Wrigleyville including the Sun-Times’ resident braintrust Jay Mariotti, who downplayed the White Sox’s success because it didn’t have ‘feel-good qualities’ of the 2003 Cubs. Of course I expected no less, and to some Cub fans it’s salt in an open wound that the White Sox won and the Cubs let 2003 get away and haven’t been able to get to the postseason since. And that’s legitimate.

    But to downplay the success of the White Sox, their story, and what it took to get there as lacking in feel-good quality is just plain ignorant. Rather, it smacks more of the disappointment Cub fans have with their own team and maladies of the past few seasons. It’s ignorant. It’s idiotic. It’s showing your Cubby-blue blinders to the rest of the world.

    After all, this is a team that took tremendous risk in re-tooling their lineup and team strategy in the offseason. They did it without Carlos Lee and Magglio Ordoñez leaving town, and in spite of the adversity of their no.3-hitting captain and possible future HOFer Frank Thomas watching from the bench most of the season. This was a team that banded together, was led by a colorful manager and a bunch of his former teammates, a team where someone always stepped up and delivered, a team that was picked to finish third in one of the softest divisions in baseball. They staved off a late-season run and buried the Indians, righting their ship into October.

    I hope the Cubs do well, because I’d love for Cub fans to have the joy and relief of their team winning it all. It’s been a day and it’s really quite something. I hope I’m around to see it, even in the face of all the dismissive, petty, downplaying bridesmaid bullshit now being peddled by so many Northsiders.

  2. Trust me. I’ve spent a lot of time today on various Cubs-related blogs, LJ’s, and message boards trying to convey that same thought.

    even in the face of all the dismissive, petty, downplaying bridesmaid bullshit now being peddled by so many Northsiders.

    What it boils down to is the same thing we keep agreeing on – both teams fanbase is mostly jackasses. The Sox fans are going to “rub this in Cub fans faces” and the Cub fans are going to be dismissive and accuse the 2005 Sox of cheating (yeah, that’s going on too).

    At the end of the day, you and I both represent the vast minority of the fanbase of our favorite teams.

  3. Trust me. I’ve spent a lot of time today on various Cubs-related blogs, LJ’s, and message boards trying to convey that same thought.

    even in the face of all the dismissive, petty, downplaying bridesmaid bullshit now being peddled by so many Northsiders.

    What it boils down to is the same thing we keep agreeing on – both teams fanbase is mostly jackasses. The Sox fans are going to “rub this in Cub fans faces” and the Cub fans are going to be dismissive and accuse the 2005 Sox of cheating (yeah, that’s going on too).

    At the end of the day, you and I both represent the vast minority of the fanbase of our favorite teams.

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