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MarqSox
07-21-2003, 09:29 AM
From the San Francisco Chronicle ... the whole article is about Chicago baseball. This part struck me as pretty amusing.

They're harder to find in Wrigleyville, but they're hot sellers on Chicago's South Side, and fans bought them in bunches while filing out of the All-Star Game.

They're T-shirts with the traditional red and blue Cubs logo on one side -- except it doesn't say "Cubs," it says "Cork," and it's not a reference to the county in Ireland.

On the other side, it's "Sosa Lumber Co. -- only "Lumber" is scratched out and replaced by the same c-word.

They don't forget in Chicago, especially if it's something they can use against their rival neighbors. White Sox fans knock the Cubs for failing to win a World Series since 1908, as if winning their last World Series in 1917 is a much greater accomplishment. And Cubs fans knock the White Sox for, among other things, building the worst of the new ballparks.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2003/07/20/SP109260.DTL

Hangar18
07-21-2003, 10:06 AM
hey, this writer is pretty dead-on with this article. SOunds like
he also called a fan or two to research this. WEll done whoever
wrote this...