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soxfanaticpaulie
04-24-2006, 11:09 AM
Usually the Cubs/Sox ribbing back and forth that I have been involved with is good humored fun. But this weekend something happened that I found pretty disturbing. I was wondering if any of you have had similar experiences, and what you did.

Walking to the train for Sunday's game with my girlfriend, we are Turning Left off Armitage about to cross the McDonald's Parking lot on the way to the Western Blue Line stop, and there is a Jeep parked in a lot there. All of the sudden it beeps, we look up, and there is a kid...couldn't have been more than 8 or 9, leaning from the back seat, over his Cubs shirt wearing father honking the horn, and he screams at us "Trailer Trash!!!"...then as we pass the car from behind he leans out the other window and screams "Sox suck! Trailer Trash!!!".

We were both just so shocked at what we had just seen...we just looked at eachother and walked a bit before talking about it. :o: Usually our responses (this year) are just "What was that you said? World Champions?" but I just was so shocked that I said nothing, and just kept walking...not to mention it was a little kid. I wish I had gone up to the car and just asked his father if he thinks he's doing a good job raising his son...the dad was laughing at this...way to go guy...raise your son to be an *******....:angry:

Anyone else been disgusted lately? I found this to be just sad...:(:

Railsplitter
04-24-2006, 11:12 AM
Firther proof that the Cubs aren't the problem, it's Cub fans!

scottjanssens
04-24-2006, 11:13 AM
I wonder if the kid can spell.

doublem23
04-24-2006, 11:14 AM
Antics by these assclowns deserves to be in the ****house that is WTS.

eriqjaffe
04-24-2006, 11:15 AM
You probably should have gotten rid of the mullets and sleeveless Aerosmith t-shirts before heading to the game...

Chip Z'nuff
04-24-2006, 11:16 AM
am sure your neighborhood around the western ave blue line is overrun with his type of idiot parent. My advice, sell high and come on down to Sox Country.

Corlose 15
04-24-2006, 11:16 AM
The elitism of Cub fans isn't even a new phenomenon of the WGN era. If I'm not mistaken haven't Cub fans always thumbed their noses at the South Side and Sox fans?

Arrogance is one of the world's least desirable characteristics.:(:

soxfanaticpaulie
04-24-2006, 11:18 AM
Also, sorry if this is in the wrong area. First time I started a thread and I thought it was going into the Sox Clubhouse.

Corlose 15
04-24-2006, 11:19 AM
am sure your neighborhood around the western ave blue line is overrun with his type of idiot parent. My advice, sell high and come on down to Sox Country.

Someone needs to make a tag with the Marlboro guy saying that. :cool:

cbone
04-24-2006, 11:23 AM
I have found that a jerk is a jerk, no matter what team they root for. I enjoy good natured ribbing as much as the next person, but I have seen it get out of hand on both sides of the Sox/Cubs fence. Your situation was a perfect example.
As in another thread regarding fans wearing Cubs suck apparel, what's the point? Cheer for the Sox with everything you have but don't antagonize, it's just not worth it. Yesterday at the game, a man in came in dressed in full Cub regalia by himself and watched the entire game. Why you come to a Sox/Twins game alone in full Cub gear is another matter, but he was treated with respect. Have a great time but use your head. :smile:

soxfanaticpaulie
04-24-2006, 11:25 AM
am sure your neighborhood around the western ave blue line is overrun with his type of idiot parent. My advice, sell high and come on down to Sox Country.

I just moved here from the south side. I had full knowledge of where I was going, and usually I don't mind taking a little flak, its usually fun to go back and forth as long as its good natured. I just didn't find being called trailer trash by an 8 year old good natured fun...it was pretty disturbing...

Chip Z'nuff
04-24-2006, 11:37 AM
I just moved here from the south side. I had full knowledge of where I was going, and usually I don't mind taking a little flak, its usually fun to go back and forth as long as its good natured. I just didn't find being called trailer trash by an 8 year old good natured fun...it was pretty disturbing...
With all due respect, what exactly is the draw? I'm not trying to be a richard, but I see a lot of folks movin over there and I don't get it. Again don't take offense to this I really want to know.

soxfanaticpaulie
04-24-2006, 11:55 AM
With all due respect, what exactly is the draw? I'm not trying to be a richard, but I see a lot of folks movin over there and I don't get it. Again don't take offense to this I really want to know.


It's a fun place to live as a 20-something. I am 23, lived at home for a year and a half after college, saved up some money. A buddy of mine from College owns a condo in Bucktown and had a roommate move out. I had been looking to move up there and took the opportunity.

I wanted to live there because of the nightlife scene. Plenty of people my own age, tons of bars in all the neighborhoods. If you want to go to one out of walking distance there is easy access to cabs. There are cool restaurants, cool music venues. There is something for everyone from the hipster-doofus to the tragic punk-rocker. And the neighborhood is nice. I also love living closer to downtown than I did before. My condo has a beautiful view of the skyline from our balcony and rooftop.

Living in the South suburbs I was driving everywhere, not really any access to cabs, no public transportation, etc. I still love the bars down there (TC's Pub, Cork and Kerry, Corrigans, etc.), and like to visit my friends that still live there sometimes...but mostly they come up to see me because they like it up here too.

I can see myself back on the south side / south suburbs again to raise my kids. But for now, I'm really enjoying living here in the city.:D:

viagracat
04-24-2006, 12:05 PM
I'm going to the Cub game tonight with a good buddy of mine who I'm trying to convert to a Sox fan (took him to USCF a couple times, so fair's fair I guess :D: ). If I see anything threadworthy tonight I'll post it in the AM. But I hope I don't have to. Besides, I'm getting too old to be bothered by young peckerwoods and their same old same old anyway. :smile:

Dick Allen
04-24-2006, 12:09 PM
I guess you took the high road, I would have flipped off the kid and his ignorant father.

soxfanaticpaulie
04-24-2006, 12:30 PM
I guess you took the high road, I would have flipped off the kid and his ignorant father.

Believe me I wanted to...but I couldn't do that in front of a kid. I'd just be showing him the same kind of behavior his stupid-ass father had been showing him. No use argueing with an 8 year old.

I wish I would have said something to the father, though. I'll never blame a kid that young for his actions when his parents are around (and sometimes when they aren't). The parent is responsible for raising and montioring their child at that age.

MarySwiss
04-24-2006, 12:38 PM
Look at it this way: They'd have to move way up in class to QUALIFY as trash. Besides, we're World Champs, so their hatred is basically all they've got. They can have it.

Madvora
04-24-2006, 12:51 PM
I never understood the "(blank) sucks!" line. What's that all about anyway?
When someone says, "Sox suck!" It doesn't even make any sense.

This happens all the time... I was at a game last week against Toronto in right-center field and someone from the Sox hit one deep, almost to the track and the Toronto centerfielder caught it to end the inning. Then the guy in front of me stands up and yells out, "YOU SUCK!"
......What!? Is that the best heckle you can come up with? The guy caught a fly ball. Is saying anything to him even necessary?

bigsoxfan420
04-24-2006, 12:55 PM
I thought Cub fans "don't care about the White Sox" and the "Sox fans need to just worry about the Sox".

RealMenWearBlack
04-24-2006, 01:09 PM
I guess you took the high road, I would have flipped off the kid and his ignorant father.

I was about to post that after I read soxfanaticpaulie's first post.

soxfanaticpaulie
04-24-2006, 01:11 PM
I thought Cub fans "don't care about the White Sox" and the "Sox fans need to just worry about the Sox".


That's what they all say...They are all obsessed with the elitest attitude that they were egged into by the media. They attendance arguement, the ballpark arguement, the "southside trash" arguement. They are all based on things other than baseball...because on the field, they haven't a leg to stand on.

skottyj242
04-24-2006, 01:56 PM
I also like the area that the above poster has just recently moved into. It is fun and I myself just so happen to live not more that a few block from the aforementioned altercation.

Chip Z'nuff
04-24-2006, 02:07 PM
I also like the area that the above poster has just recently moved into. It is fun and I myself just so happen to live not more that a few block from the aforementioned altercation.

You don't have an eight year old kid do you?

Soxski71
04-24-2006, 02:09 PM
At Friday nights game, we had a couple of Cub fans and one of his girlfriends sitting behind us. All night, one of the guys kept telling his girlfriend how the south side is a ghetto, all sox fans are trash, how he hates the ballpark and hates the team, etc. Me and my buddy were biting our lips all game, because we didn't want to play into the stereotype. Once the game ended, though, my buddy turns to the guy and let's him have it (nothing physical). He just stood there with that "what did I do look". He then left as fast as possible because he thought he was going to get beat up, since other Sox fans started ripping on the guy too.

Great game though.

jenn2080
04-24-2006, 02:19 PM
Funny I actually had the exact opposite the past few games I have been to.

Incident one. I was walking home from the game after a loss to Toronto. These guys were like GO SOX! And I just looked in amazement. Then the other guy said ya nice shirt. I dont remember what I said back but I heard them chanting Lets go white sox until i walked into my apartment. I was amazed.


Yesterday I was walking to the Diversey brownline stop and this guy was like ah..it is good to see some sox fans on the northside along with a high five. Thankfully I have not run into any of these outstanding citizens...YET

Chip Z'nuff
04-24-2006, 02:24 PM
Funny I actually had the exact opposite the past few games I have been to.

Incident one. I was walking home from the game after a loss to Toronto. These guys were like GO SOX! And I just looked in amazement. Then the other guy said ya nice shirt. I dont remember what I said back but I heard them chanting Lets go white sox until i walked into my apartment. I was amazed.


Yesterday I was walking to the Diversey brownline stop and this guy was like ah..it is good to see some sox fans on the northside along with a high five. Thankfully I have not run into any of these outstanding citizens...YET

You're probably just really hot and they were looking for a way to talk to you.

alohafri
04-24-2006, 02:37 PM
We were coming back from The Shrine last year, heading to a bar on the north side with our friends (Cub fans). The Sox had just won the Saturday game behind the masterful pitching of Jose Contreras. We were about a mile or two from the park and stopped at a stop light. This guy was walking, pushing his baby in a stroller. He looks at me in the back seat wearing my Sox hat and said, "Your team still sucks." Before I could say anything, my buddy who was driving (the Cub fan) yells, "They just beat us for the past two days, *******!"

That was priceless!

viagracat
04-24-2006, 02:50 PM
That's what they all say...They are all obsessed with the elitest attitude that they were egged into by the media. They attendance arguement, the ballpark arguement, the "southside trash" arguement. They are all based on things other than baseball...because on the field, they haven't a leg to stand on.

If WSI posters are typical, based on the hometowns listed, there seem to be lots of Sox fans up north and all around the country. That "southside trash" is pretty windblown I guess. :smile:

LongLiveFisk
04-24-2006, 02:53 PM
Well, as I said in posts before, the whole country is finding out what arrogant jerks a lot of these people are. You wouldn't think that the team who has gone the longest (BY FAR) without a championship would have fans that act like this but as someone else mentioned, this is what happens when the media fawns over a team and puts delusions of grandeur in the minds of followers, not leaders. Millions of people have bought into this nonsense and that is exactly why Cubs games sell out.

Fabs
04-24-2006, 02:59 PM
You're probably just really hot and they were looking for a way to talk to you.

I'll tell you what got my goat last month.
I was walking my friend's dog in Lincoln Park, and 3 guys where oogling me up and down walking towards me (evidently drinking post Cubs game). Then as they neared they noticed the small White Sox WS Champion logo on my zip up sweatshirt, and one said "Oh, never mind, she's Sox white trash".
I was so @#$#'ed off I felt like hopping into my car and running them over in my "non white trash" sports car. Ha! I'll give them white trash. :angry:

LongLiveFisk
04-24-2006, 03:01 PM
I'll tell you what got my goat last month.
I was walking my friend's dog in Lincoln Park, and 3 guys where oogling me up and down walking towards me (evidently drinking post Cubs game). Then as they neared they noticed the small White Sox WS Champion logo on my zip up sweatshirt, and one said "Oh, never mind, she's Sox white trash".
I was so @#$#'ed off I felt like hopping into my car and running them over in my "non white trash" sports car. Ha! I'll give them white trash. :angry:

I would have said, "And you're just plain trash."

SOecks
04-24-2006, 03:19 PM
I'll tell you what got my goat last month.
I was walking my friend's dog in Lincoln Park, and 3 guys where oogling me up and down walking towards me (evidently drinking post Cubs game). Then as they neared they noticed the small White Sox WS Champion logo on my zip up sweatshirt, and one said "Oh, never mind, she's Sox white trash".
I was so @#$#'ed off I felt like hopping into my car and running them over in my "non white trash" sports car. Ha! I'll give them white trash. :angry:\

Wow, that's messed up. Kind of reminds me of when you see a guy hitting on a girl at a bar and gets shot down. Seems like he always goes back to his buddies and says "who cares she was a (female dog) anyways". Whenever I hear anything like that from Cub fans I just ask them if that makes them feel better about themselves and their loser team. Usually shuts them up.

ws05champs
04-24-2006, 05:45 PM
I wish I would have said something to the father, though. I'll never blame a kid that young for his actions when his parents are around (and sometimes when they aren't). The parent is responsible for raising and montioring their child at that age.

It's just as well you didn't say anything to the father. A moron like that would never learn anything. Also if the guy is sick enough to condone his son doing that, who knows what mental state he's in. It is certainly not worth risking getting into a street fight over. Those things tend to ruin everybody's day.

Good point LongLiveFisk made about delusions of grandeur. It is a symptom of paranoia.

Orta 4-6-3
04-25-2006, 11:19 AM
Usually the Cubs/Sox ribbing back and forth that I have been involved with is good humored fun. But this weekend something happened that I found pretty disturbing. I was wondering if any of you have had similar experiences, and what you did.

Walking to the train for Sunday's game with my girlfriend, we are Turning Left off Armitage about to cross the McDonald's Parking lot on the way to the Western Blue Line stop, and there is a Jeep parked in a lot there. All of the sudden it beeps, we look up, and there is a kid...couldn't have been more than 8 or 9, leaning from the back seat, over his Cubs shirt wearing father honking the horn, and he screams at us "Trailer Trash!!!"...then as we pass the car from behind he leans out the other window and screams "Sox suck! Trailer Trash!!!".

We were both just so shocked at what we had just seen...we just looked at eachother and walked a bit before talking about it. :o: Usually our responses (this year) are just "What was that you said? World Champions?" but I just was so shocked that I said nothing, and just kept walking...not to mention it was a little kid. I wish I had gone up to the car and just asked his father if he thinks he's doing a good job raising his son...the dad was laughing at this...way to go guy...raise your son to be an *******....:angry:

Anyone else been disgusted lately? I found this to be just sad...:(:

Maybe they were just announcing their own arrival.

thomas35forever
04-25-2006, 08:45 PM
That kid is going to grow up to be just like his father and not amount to anything in life.