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Milw
06-29-2005, 01:13 AM
http://www.jsonline.com/sports/site/weblogs.asp?id=55&entry=8548

After attending the first Cubs-White Sox game at Wrigley field, a game that the Sox won, I figured that I would hear a bunch of trash talking, but many of the Sox fans just thumped their chests and showed off their Ron Kittle throwback jerseys. They walked right out of Wrigley flashing that "we are better than you" grin.

Lip Man 1
06-29-2005, 01:26 PM
Interesting story...I enjoyed it.

Lip

Uncle_Patrick
06-29-2005, 01:29 PM
Brewers fans hate Cubs fans almost as much as Sox fans do. A lot of them are getting a kick out of this year.

Baby Fisk
06-29-2005, 01:31 PM
Emmett, you can kiss that ESPN internship goodbye. :cool:

Hangar18
06-29-2005, 01:56 PM
I have a eerily similar story to report, but held back because I didnt want to
get the why-do-hate-the-cubs-so-much-leave-them-alone backlash, but
on my trip out to SanDiego and in speaking with some of the Ushers at Petco,
they basically related the same thing to me. The most popular statements
from them seemed to be that Cub fans are Imbeciles, very Arrogant, and enjoy drinking in big quantities. They mentioned having not known much about the SOX or their fans (easily understood, were in different leagues) but they noticed the fans are:

* Very Knowledgable
* Very Classy
* Very Polite compared to most visiting fans
* Very loud too, an usher mockingly using his finger in a "shushing" type manner
during sox rallies

MUScholar21
06-29-2005, 02:03 PM
I have a eerily similar story to report, but held back because I didnt want to
get the why-do-hate-the-cubs-so-much-leave-them-alone backlash, but
on my trip out to SanDiego and in speaking with some of the Ushers at Petco,
they basically related the same thing to me. The most popular statements
from them seemed to be that Cub fans are Imbeciles, very Arrogant, and enjoy drinking in big quantities. They mentioned having not known much about the SOX or their fans (easily understood, were in different leagues) but they noticed the fans are:

* Very Knowledgable
* Very Classy
* Very Polite compared to most visiting fans
* Very loud too, an usher mockingly using his finger in a "shushing" type manner
during sox rallies

I've gotten that from Fenway too (although Manson looks tame some days compared to those guys). Even though we were vastly outnumbered, a lot of fans out in centerfield with us complimented us and apologized for the jackasses who turned to harrassment when the White Sox were winning.

Keep it up guys, even though the world may not want to believe it, it's only important that we know who REALLY puts the 'ass' in 'class'

Hangar18
06-29-2005, 02:34 PM
Petco Park ushers said the rudest and meanest fans by far were the
Dodger fans. They said the Cub fans were the morons, rude and obnoxious.
A fan said many of them walk around as Arrogant as any fan hes ever seen,
proud to wear a cub hat. Didnt want to keep LA and NY fans out of that mix however

Parrothead
06-29-2005, 10:15 PM
I have a eerily similar story to report, but held back because I didnt want to
get the why-do-hate-the-cubs-so-much-leave-them-alone backlash, but
on my trip out to SanDiego and in speaking with some of the Ushers at Petco,
they basically related the same thing to me. The most popular statements
from them seemed to be that Cub fans are Imbeciles, very Arrogant, and enjoy drinking in big quantities. They mentioned having not known much about the SOX or their fans (easily understood, were in different leagues) but they noticed the fans are:

* Very Knowledgable
* Very Classy
* Very Polite compared to most visiting fans
* Very loud too, an usher mockingly using his finger in a "shushing" type manner
during sox rallies

I got almost the same comments in SD.

Uncle_Patrick
06-29-2005, 11:20 PM
I have a eerily similar story to report, but held back because I didnt want to
get the why-do-hate-the-cubs-so-much-leave-them-alone backlash, but
on my trip out to SanDiego and in speaking with some of the Ushers at Petco,
they basically related the same thing to me. The most popular statements
from them seemed to be that Cub fans are Imbeciles, very Arrogant, and enjoy drinking in big quantities. They mentioned having not known much about the SOX or their fans (easily understood, were in different leagues) but they noticed the fans are:

* Very Knowledgable
* Very Classy
* Very Polite compared to most visiting fans
* Very loud too, an usher mockingly using his finger in a "shushing" type manner
during sox rallies

Based on what I've read on other team's message boards (and you can take that however you like it), out of town Cubs fans have one of the worst reps around. It seems these out of towners have bought into the idea of what it supposedly means to be a Cubs fan (you know, the obnoxious drunken frat boy who doesn't give a rat's ass about what's happening on the field) and run with it.

JermaineDye05
06-29-2005, 11:25 PM
finally a thread that doesnt talk about trading for Zito, Lilly etc., I sadly enough was one of those ppl who posted one of those threads

RadioheadRocks
06-29-2005, 11:35 PM
Glad to hear that coming from Milwaukee. One thing I miss to this day is the Brew Crew playing in the A.L. There were some memorable and bizarre Sox-Brewers games over the years, and I always enjoyed roadtripping to County Stadium to see the Sox play there, tailgating in the cavernous parking lot and having a blast. With all the Sox fans up there it seemed more like a road game by mere technicality... boy I sure do miss it!

jake27
06-30-2005, 02:08 AM
Glad to hear that coming from Milwaukee. One thing I miss to this day is the Brew Crew playing in the A.L. There were some memorable and bizarre Sox-Brewers games over the years, and I always enjoyed roadtripping to County Stadium to see the Sox play there, tailgating in the cavernous parking lot and having a blast. With all the Sox fans up there it seemed more like a road game by mere technicality... boy I sure do miss it! go check out the brew crew ne ways, still a ton of fun and tickets can be cheap. the brewers are usually home when the white sox are away (at least so far) so its nice to see a ballgame when the sox arent in town. ne who when i was in minneapolis, i was tlaking with this twins fan and he expressed how classy the white sox fans were when they were at the metrodome when they play the twinkies. its good to have a good rep as good fans in other mlb cities.

Mr. White Sox
06-30-2005, 02:43 AM
After the horrible rap Sox fans got after the incident with Laz Diaz and the KC 1B Coach (wasn't one of the attackers a Cubs fan? anyway...), it's good to see some positive press, albeit from a tiny source. I think that the more reporters that come to Sox games, the more positively Sox fans will be shown.

Foulke You
06-30-2005, 03:54 AM
My friend is a Brewer fan who lives up in Racine, WI and he laments Cub fans now as much as I do. He says whenever the Brewers play the Cubs up at Miller Park, the fans never sit down, never shut up, are loud and obnoxious, and the usual criticism...they were there to get plowed and were not watching the game very closely. (Y'know, it isn't a stereotype if its true)

He said Sox fans were way better behaved back in the County Stadium days. Their hatred of the Sox had more to do with our geographic location (Chicago) and the great rivalry our two teams had. Their hatred of the Cubs, at least for him, is about their annoying fans.

I always try to cheer in a classy way when on the road. I never badmouth the host team (unless I'm at Wrigley for a Sox/Cubs game), and I cheer loudly for our Sox but not obnoxiously. I also try to strike up conversations with the fans around me. It is really interesting to get a feel for what opposing fans think about their team, our team, the ballpark, etc.

skobabe8
06-30-2005, 04:11 AM
After the horrible rap Sox fans got after the incident with Laz Diaz and the KC 1B Coach (wasn't one of the attackers a Cubs fan? anyway...), it's good to see some positive press, albeit from a tiny source. I think that the more reporters that come to Sox games, the more positively Sox fans will be shown.

You would be correct, though funny how poeple never bring that small detail up.

Banix12
06-30-2005, 04:40 AM
Glad to hear that coming from Milwaukee. One thing I miss to this day is the Brew Crew playing in the A.L. There were some memorable and bizarre Sox-Brewers games over the years, and I always enjoyed roadtripping to County Stadium to see the Sox play there, tailgating in the cavernous parking lot and having a blast. With all the Sox fans up there it seemed more like a road game by mere technicality... boy I sure do miss it!

Oh god yes, those were some fun times in Milwaukee. In a way though I was somewhat ok with them moving to the National League because as much as I loved the rivalry, I really love going up there now and rooting for them. It was somewhat harder to do when both teams were in the American League, though in different divisions.

I was young at the time but I remember going to a lot of games where George Bell would start a bench clearing brawl. I know he was only on the sox a short time but I swear he got into a brawl in Milwaukee every game I went to.

DumpJerry
06-30-2005, 08:06 AM
Sox fans are classier than Flub fans? Jeez, how easy was that? What's next? Drinking clean and pure water healthier than drinking raw sewage? Call the Pulizter Committee!

Too bad this story will never run in any Tribune Company publications.

SOXSINCE'70
06-30-2005, 12:06 PM
Oh god yes, those were some fun times in Milwaukee. In a way though I was somewhat ok with them moving to the National League because as much as I loved the rivalry, I really love going up there now and rooting for them. It was somewhat harder to do when both teams were in the American League, though in different divisions.

I was young at the time but I remember going to a lot of games where George Bell would start a bench clearing brawl. I know he was only on the sox a short time but I swear he got into a brawl in Milwaukee every game I went to.

I went with a group of co-workers to a 1994 game at County Stadium.
We sat in the left field bleachers.We saw Frank Thomas hit a ball to
left field.Greg Vaughn,the LF, leaped at the wall to make the catch.
The ball went just over his outstretched glove for a 3 run HR.
As soon as the ball cleared the wall, all the Sox fans started
cheering so loud you could have sworn you were at Comiskey Park.

BTW,the Sox won a slugfest,11-7.:D: :D:

TommyJohn
06-30-2005, 01:07 PM
I went with a group of co-workers to a 1994 game at County Stadium.
We sat in the left field bleachers.We saw Frank Thomas hit a ball to
left field.Greg Vaughn,the LF, leaped at the wall to make the catch.
The ball went just over his outstretched glove for a 3 run HR.
As soon as the ball cleared the wall, all the Sox fans started
cheering so loud you could have sworn you were at Comiskey Park.

BTW,the Sox won a slugfest,11-7.:D: :D:

Sorry, I don't believe that. Only our Cubbies have enough fans to play "home"
games on the road.

RavenswoodFan
06-30-2005, 06:24 PM
After the horrible rap Sox fans got after the incident with Laz Diaz and the KC 1B Coach (wasn't one of the attackers a Cubs fan? anyway...), it's good to see some positive press, albeit from a tiny source. I think that the more reporters that come to Sox games, the more positively Sox fans will be shown.
Yes it is. At Saturdays game against the Cubs, after they escorted another drunken Cub fan out of the upper-deck, a cub fan lamented " At least we don't charge the field". I replied with " No but you guys like to attack the bull pen of the other the team , and buy the way one of those guys who ran onto the field was a Cub fan"! All the Sox fans around aplauded in agreement and quickly muted the Cub fan.:smile: