06-25-2004, 02:12 AM
We here at WSI expend a lot more of our vitriol against the Cubs than we do against the Twins. Sure, we have the occasional Twins in-game thread. But the participation level is miniscule compared to anything with the Cubs. With the upcoming Sox-Cubs series it's not surprising the attention to the Chicago rivalry has heated up. But to be honest I'm a lot more interested in the trip to the Metrodome next week than I am about the Sox-Cubs series. Now don't get me wrong. I despise the Cubs. I root for the Cardinals, Astros and Reds every day. Steve Bartman is my hero. Living up in Evanston I see a TON of Cubby idiocy, from the local drug stores with their Cub merchandise to the fratboys on campus. I get as riled up about the attention to Cubdom as anyone else. But in the end I care a lot more about the divisional race against the Twins than I do about the intra-city rivalry with the Cubs. I'm more interested in the Sox getting to the post-season and winning than I am about winning the season series against the Cubs - except for the fact that it's six games on the schedule. Sweeping the Cubs 6-0 wouldn't do much to answer my hatred of the Cubs. But winning the division, making it to the World Series, and winning the World Series, would mean a lot more in the Sox-Cub rivalry than winning 4 out of 6 in June and July. The roadblock is Minnesota. That's the team I'm more interested in seeing lose.