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Takatsufan
01-09-2005, 09:16 PM
What will be the next big rivarly? Sox vs. ?

MUsoxfan
01-09-2005, 09:22 PM
None of them. I'd like to see the Sox/Brewers in a rivalry....but that went out the door when the Brewers went N.L. I vote "none of the above"

Nick@Nite
01-09-2005, 09:23 PM
There really isn't one. Sure, we have the hated Twins to pile on (well, not so much the last four years), but not a divisional 'rival' geographically close to Chicago, let alone whats listed in the poll above.

OurBitchinMinny
01-09-2005, 09:23 PM
yeah none of those are really good rivalries....How often do they play the dodgers? Twins, Cubs, and Tribe are the 3 main ones right now

ScottsdaleSoxFan
01-09-2005, 09:25 PM
The only real rivalry now is the Twins because they are always exciting games and the teams hate each other.

SOXintheBURGH
01-09-2005, 09:25 PM
Yeah he's right. Our only geographical rival is a few miles north, but thats only 6 games. Ten years ago it was the Indians, and now Minny. Now, I kind of forgot how much I hated Cleveland (except their football team) and only focus my disgust onto the Twins.

NonetheLoaiza
01-09-2005, 09:26 PM
i vote brewster's none of the above.

delben91
01-09-2005, 09:26 PM
If I had to pick from that list, the one I'd most like to see is the A's. However, knowing the A's remain members of the AL West, that would require the Sox to actually win a few games on that west coast trip to even make the term "rivalry" feasible.

Sox vs. Twins, head and shoulders above all the other potential AL rivalries for the Sox.

soltrain21
01-09-2005, 09:28 PM
Rivalries within the division are not as special anymore. It sucks we play the Twins 19 times a year in a rivalry sense.

Nick@Nite
01-09-2005, 09:30 PM
Rivalries within the division are not as special anymore. It sucks we play the Twins 19 times a year in a rivalry sense.
:?:

... if we had dominated the hated Twins the last two seasons, we would be divisional champs two years running.

ChiWhiteSox1337
01-09-2005, 09:33 PM
Brewers vs Sox would be a great one but stupid Bud light had to mess that up. Now all we hear about is the "great" Cubs vs Brewers rivalry. :rolleyes:

jake27
01-09-2005, 09:33 PM
yeah i dont see us being rivalries with any of those teams above. the twins and flubs are the biggest ones now

soltrain21
01-09-2005, 09:33 PM
:?:

... if we had dominated the hated Twins the last two seasons, we would be divisional champs two years running.

I am well aware of that. But the rivalry loses "something" when we meet them so many times a year.



I am just looking at it from the rivalry standpoint.

Takatsufan
01-09-2005, 09:42 PM
I just think that once the Red Sox rivalry got started, it would be very intense and exciting. It would just need three or four dramatic series.

RKMeibalane
01-09-2005, 09:44 PM
I'd like to see the White Sox-Yankees rivalry get started again. In the middle part of the twentieth century, that was the rivalry in the American League. I'm not making that up, either.

buehrle4cy05
01-09-2005, 09:44 PM
Sox vs. Indians will rekindle memories of 2000

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/images/2004/12/09/QwmJfSUB.jpg

chisoxmike
01-09-2005, 10:01 PM
Our rival is the Twins. Cubs for city bragging rights.

Church Turtle
01-09-2005, 10:42 PM
With the other sox having such a long drought and the two teams being in the AL for so long - it'd be cool if they could become rivals. The Twins are probably the nearest thing to a current rival. I understand the 1959 Dodgers referrence, but that was so long ago, I think theyed have to meet up in the WS again to truly become rivals. And the above post is right. The SOX and the yankees were rivals in the 1950's. Unfortunately Casey and the yanks got the best of Al and the SOX in the pre division/play off era of majro league baseball.

popilius
01-09-2005, 10:47 PM
With the other sox having such a long drought and the two teams being in the AL for so long - it'd be cool if they could become rivals. The Twins are probably the nearest thing to a current rival. I understand the 1959 Dodgers referrence, but that was so long ago, I think theyed have to meet up in the WS again to truly become rivals. And the above post is right. The SOX and the yankees were rivals in the 1950's. Unfortunately Casey and the yanks got the best of Al and the SOX in the pre division/play off era of majro league baseball.
For more about the White Sox/Yankee rivalry in the fifties and sixties, check out this book:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1888698020/qid=1105328749/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/104-5955080-4482357?v=glance&s=books

:gulp:

Church Turtle
01-09-2005, 11:31 PM
For more about the White Sox/Yankee rivalry in the fifties and sixties, check out this book:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1888698020/qid=1105328749/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/104-5955080-4482357?v=glance&s=books

:gulp:
Thanks for the referral

konerko1413
01-09-2005, 11:54 PM
id wanna see a huge white sox yankees rivalry rekindeled, this would come from a couple of decades of white sox/yankees ALCS battles

Whitesox029
01-10-2005, 12:06 PM
I just think that once the Red Sox rivalry got started, it would be very intense and exciting. It would just need three or four dramatic series. I think White Sox-Red Sox could be huge, if only the White Sox could win a few of those games. Was anyone else at any of the games they played each other in last year? I was at two at the Cell, and literally half the attendance was Red Sox fans (that is, they sat in all the seats that are normally empty during games). Such a mixed crowd can make for a huge rivalry. Even though they're not geographically close, it seems like it because of Red Sox Nation. We need to send a good representation to Fenway. I think we did take 2 of three there in 2004. Having seen two losses in that home series and having to put up with obnoxious Red Sox fans had a profound change on the way I saw the playoffs--I rooted for the Yankees.

Baby Fisk
01-10-2005, 12:11 PM
Spend 5 minutes reading the threads here and accept the fact that Sox-Cubs is the obvious rivalry. After that, it's the Sox biggest division rival, right now the Twins.

Sox-Yankees was once, and should once again be, a monster rivalry.

Gammons Peter
01-10-2005, 12:14 PM
stupid poll, none of those teams are or will be rivals

danimal81
01-10-2005, 12:42 PM
Just like when I vote for President/Senator/Representative....

I just don't like my choices.

Foulke You
01-10-2005, 01:00 PM
I rank the White Sox rivals as follows:

1. Twins (Torii Hunter, Jaque Jones, and the rest of the hated loudmouth Twins)
2. Cubs (Doesn't need explaining)
3. Yankees (too bad we only play them 6 or 7 times a year, Chicago/NY rivalries are usually really heated)
4. Indians (rivalry cooled when the Tribe started sucking but could be rekindled if they continue to improve)

Chicago83
01-10-2005, 04:02 PM
Hands down the Cubs-Sox rivalry is our biggest and most important. I think it is the best rivalry in baseball, only second maybe to the red sox/yankees. No where else is there as much hatred between two team's fans and so much on the line in each game. I know this rivalry is probably not as important to the players, but to our city of chicago it is the biggest sports event of the summer. Don't get me wrong, I am not saying I would rather see the sox beat the cubs than win the division, but you have to admit there is nothing sweeter than trouncing the cubs.

Chicago83
01-10-2005, 04:08 PM
I don't really see the yankees/sox rivalry, I think if you told a yankee fan about that they would probably laugh. Really every team has a rivalry against the yanks and their 200 million dollars. Everybody wants to take down the "evil empire" Other than the cubs our rivals are the central division. Mainly the Twins right now(Especially after the Hunter-Burke incident), but we've had some great games against the Tigers, and the Indians will always be hated. Next year I predict the Tigers or Indians to be our division rivals, with the Twins finally dropping out of the race(Yeah right.)

zach074
01-10-2005, 04:09 PM
I just realized how i dont hate the Indians anymore. But Indian fans hate us.
I enjoy being hated.:D:

MUsoxfan
01-10-2005, 04:15 PM
Hands down the Cubs-Sox rivalry is our biggest and most important.

Maybe biggest, but not most important. 19 games a year fighting it out for the division is certainly the most important. Rankings of importance.....1. Twins 2. Indians 3. Cubs

Chicago83
01-10-2005, 05:27 PM
Maybe biggest, but not most important. 19 games a year fighting it out for the division is certainly the most important. Rankings of importance.....1. Twins 2. Indians 3. Cubs
This is true, although many sox fans would argue it. I should not have said the most important, as we only play the cubs six times, however there is no question the cubs are our biggest rival. There is a different atmosphere at a cubs-sox game, it's a battle for bragging rights.

konerko1413
01-10-2005, 07:00 PM
i dont rememebr who said it, but i remember reading a quote from a baseball player who said "the greatest sign of respect in sports is too be hated", and this thaught made me sad when i thaught of how much the sox arent hated anymore

NardiWasHere
01-10-2005, 08:51 PM
Rivalries occcur naturally... why would there be a rangers rivalry? we dont even play LA every year... Sorry, but this is in my opinion a worthy thread for this...

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