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Irishsox1
05-22-2005, 01:19 AM
I haven't been excited about this Sox vs. Cubs series all weekend, and I couldn't figure it out. After thinking about it, I realized that without Sosa to root against, this isn't as exciting to me anymore as in years past. When the Sox played the Cubs, I really loved it when Sosa would strike out, I mean, I hated Sosa. I knew he was a 'roid user, I knew that he's a scum bag and I knew that he was a large reason Wrigley is always packed....oh, and he was an ex-White Sox (That always bugged me). Now that Sosa's gone, there is a major hole out there. As much as Burnitz is a decent player, he isn't a hotdog, steroid monster, blowing kisses, 60+ homerun guy that everyone comes to see. I guess a big reason why I hated the Cubs so much from 1998 to 2004 was Sosa. I might be in the minority on this one, but without Sosa, my hatred for the Cubs has subsided....just a little bit.

Navaro's Talent
05-22-2005, 01:23 AM
Yeah, booing Sosa was always fun. I'm still pretty excited about this series, but I think it would be even more exciting if the Cubs were actually playing good baseball this season. Taking the first two games hasn't been a surprise at all.

cheeses_h_rice
05-22-2005, 01:23 AM
The only Cub player I really hate these days is Zambrano, although I do enjoy a good Carrie Woods tantrum.

Mostly I get motivated by the actions of arrogant Flub fans and hearing Ron Santo's voice every time something good happens to his team.

But yeah, the series doesn't have that personal edge it used to.

PeteWard
05-22-2005, 01:26 AM
Zambrano. Pound for pound one the most hateable clowns in baseball.
Just shift your hatred a bit.

MUsoxfan
05-22-2005, 01:27 AM
I hate all their players because of who they play for. I hate their fans because of who they cheer for. This series was just as intense for me as it ever was.

soxfan43
05-22-2005, 01:30 AM
zambrano has had no problem filling in the role of most hated cub. his antics on the mound are a joke and I can't wait till someone drills him right in the ear

StillMissOzzie
05-22-2005, 01:33 AM
Zambrano. Pound for pound one the most hateable clowns in baseball.
Just shift your hatred a bit.

Welcome to WSI, Pete!

SMO
:gulp:

PeteWard
05-22-2005, 01:39 AM
and I can't get a proper download so I am really missing this punishment the Cubs are taking

California Sox
05-22-2005, 01:57 AM
The Cubs have been so down this year with injuries and an inept bullpen that the strut has already been ripped from their fans. It's not as much fun to kick a baby bear when it's down. At least it isn't to me.

JB98
05-22-2005, 02:16 AM
I hate all their players because of who they play for. I hate their fans because of who they cheer for. This series was just as intense for me as it ever was.

Same here. Regardless of who the Cubs players are, I see this series as an opportunity to shut up the arrogant, jackass North Side fans.

Nellie_Fox
05-22-2005, 02:51 AM
I hated the Cubs before Sosa was born.

WhiteSoxFan84
05-22-2005, 03:45 AM
its not whats missing, its whats already there. whats already there is the anger from cub fans towards the team and how disappointed they were before the chisox showed up to wrigley.

what is missing is the media being all over the sox winning the series, going for the sweep, and theyre amazing start. theyre too focused on why the cubs suck.

Mohoney
05-22-2005, 05:26 AM
and I can't get a proper download so I am really missing this punishment the Cubs are taking

Tread lightly with the Singha. It's rocket fuel.

PeteWard
05-22-2005, 07:26 AM
Tread lightly with the Singha. It's rocket fuel.

Chang Beer. About 3% more alcohol than Singha

seanpmurphy
05-22-2005, 07:42 AM
Even if Sosa were on the Cubs, he might sneeze and throw his back out again. It is allergy season after all. :D: Sosa is garbage and out of Chicago. Makes no difference in the intensity in the series for me. It's still the Cubs no matter who you put in the line-up.

3rdgensoxfan
05-22-2005, 08:01 AM
In my mind, this series has not been as intense because of the good record the White Sox have put together. I'm extremely excited about the White Sox alone, which makes the Cubs series seem more like "just another series" than it has in the past.

In a side note, my grandpa is a lifelong Sox fan who grew up on the Southside. He's so excited/nervous that he doesn't watch the games. He can only read about them.

The Racehorse
05-22-2005, 09:39 AM
We're in first place with the best record in the bigs... playing the Cubs is even more intense [to me] as it ever was... I WANT A SWEEP! :cool:

TornLabrum
05-22-2005, 10:00 AM
In my mind, this series has not been as intense because of the good record the White Sox have put together. I'm extremely excited about the White Sox alone, which makes the Cubs series seem more like "just another series" than it has in the past.

In a side note, my grandpa is a lifelong Sox fan who grew up on the Southside. He's so excited/nervous that he doesn't watch the games. He can only read about them.

I know exactly what you're talking about with your grandpa. I've missed a lot of the games for the same reason. (In fact that's the subject of the column I'm taking a break from writing right now.)

CubKilla
05-22-2005, 11:06 AM
Doesn't matter to me who is in the Cubs uniform. The minute they put that career kryptonite on, they become the object of my hatred. I absolutely, unequivocally, without a shadow of a doubt, HATE THE CUBS.

bunnybrief
05-22-2005, 11:11 AM
The only Cub player I really hate these days is Zambrano, although I do enjoy a good Carrie Woods tantrum.

Mostly I get motivated by the actions of arrogant Flub fans and hearing Ron Santo's voice every time something good happens to his team.

But yeah, the series doesn't have that personal edge it used to.

I sense that, too. It takes the drama out of it, and it's not as riveting, but at least you don't feel like things are going to escalate and someone will get shot or beaten up or something.

I'm more psyched for the games within the league, to be honest, and that's a great relief. The Cubs aren't worth the energy right now.