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Old 09-02-2003, 12:03 PM
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where the Sox/Cub fans are

These quotes are from HOSE 's 'Josh Paul' thread. I thought maybe they merit a new thread.

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MRKARNO: "While the north side is in general cub territory and the south side is generally sox territory, I bet you'd find a lot of sox fans on the north side of town/north suburbs and a lot, but maybe not as many, cub fans on the south side"
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PUDGE: "Woo hoo, I grew up in Northbrook... I'm a Sox fan BECAUSE there were so many obnoxious Cub fans around the north shore... I wonder if what a previous poster said is true, that you can find a lot of Sox fans up north, but hardly any Cub fans down south? Would be interested to know if that's true."
I'm not sure if MRKARNO was referring to the Southside as in the neighborhood, Chicago south of Madison, or all of South Chicagoland -- and it's not worth arguing what should be called what, because that could go on forever.

So regardless...

I grew up in Dolton, IL (14 years), live in Lansing, IL (14 years) and work in Chicago's Near North neighborhood (10 yrs). For those who don't know, Dolton and Lansing start at or near 138th and 170th, respectively.

Sadly, for as far back as I can remember, the Sox fans have been seemingly outnumbered by Cub fans. Anywhere I've been except Comiskey. Not sure, but maybe it's just because I take more notice of blue/red enemy apparel (bumper stickers, flags, etc) when I see it.

I'll also add this. Although I despise the vast majority of all Cub fans, I have extra hatred for Cub fans who were born and reside on the Southside and/or anywhere near where I'm from. It's those Cub fans that truly make my blood boil. I am curious to know if anyone else is the same way...
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Old 09-02-2003, 12:25 PM
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Although I despise the vast majority of all Cub fans, I have extra hatred for Cub fans who were born and reside on the Southside and/or anywhere near where I'm from. It's those Cub fans that truly make my blood boil. I am curious to know if anyone else is the same way...
I feel your pain. Many, many people have moved over here to NW Indiana from Chicago and the south suburbs. I have no idea how "natural south siders' can become Cubbie "fans." My family ended up here after stops on the south side, Cal City and Lansing. My dad was a season ticket holder in the late 60's/ early 70's. It's in your blood, there is no stopping it. I'm baffled at the Cubbie "fans."
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Old 09-02-2003, 12:30 PM
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These quotes are from HOSE 's 'Josh Paul' thread. I thought maybe they merit a new thread.





I'm not sure if MRKARNO was referring to the Southside as in the neighborhood, Chicago south of Madison, or all of South Chicagoland -- and it's not worth arguing what should be called what, because that could go on forever.

So regardless...

I grew up in Dolton, IL (14 years), live in Lansing, IL (14 years) and work in Chicago's Near North neighborhood (10 yrs). For those who don't know, Dolton and Lansing start at or near 138th and 170th, respectively.

Sadly, for as far back as I can remember, the Sox fans have been seemingly outnumbered by Cub fans. Anywhere I've been except Comiskey. Not sure, but maybe it's just because I take more notice of blue/red enemy apparel (bumper stickers, flags, etc) when I see it.

I'll also add this. Although I despise the vast majority of all Cub fans, I have extra hatred for Cub fans who were born and reside on the Southside and/or anywhere near where I'm from. It's those Cub fans that truly make my blood boil. I am curious to know if anyone else is the same way...
My grandparents lived in Dolton on University until about 4 or 5 years ago.
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Old 09-02-2003, 12:38 PM
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What's also bad is all the scrubbie fans in the southwest burbs like in SW DuPage County, where we live. Many of the people who live in the Darien area are originally from the SW side of Chicago. You'd think it would be full of Sox fans. NOT! The ratio is probably 2-1 in favor of the scrubs. Not good.




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Old 09-02-2003, 12:49 PM
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I am originally from the SW side of Chicago (63rd and Fairfield for the 1st 16 yrs of life, than at 60th and Pulaski for the next 8 yrs). After college I moved to Woodridge and a year ago I moved back to the city to the Mount Greenwood area. I never realized how many scrubs fans are there (Mt. Greenwood area) until I moved in. I cured one of that illness (my bf no longer roots for them, but I have yet to get him to be a full time Sox fan), but I still have much work to do.
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Old 09-02-2003, 12:55 PM
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I live up north near Great America and it is Cub fan city. People always ask me how I am a Sox fan living on the north side. Pisses me off.
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Old 09-02-2003, 01:13 PM
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Thanks for the thread. Sound like there are plenty of Cub fans in the south, unfortunately. I guess it's just all spread now. I know a lot of people who grew up in the north like I did and are big Sox fans. Go figure.
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Old 09-02-2003, 02:02 PM
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I feel your pain...It's in your blood, there is no stopping it. I'm baffled at the Cubbie "fans."
You said it. At times, I've tried to ignore them (Cub fans on South side) and/or not let em get to me, but I just can't help it.

Even in 95-96 after the strike when I didn't follow baseball...my Cub/Cub fan hatred didn't even begin to drop off.

As far as NW Indiana...I've noticed Cub fans seem to dominate there too...Highland, Munster, Scherrville, etc.

There oughta be a law...seriously...NO Cub fans on Southside (Sox fans on Northside okay though)...
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Old 09-02-2003, 02:18 PM
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Pfft! You don't know Sox Fan Hell until you've had to reside on the Northwest Side of the city. You can't throw a rock without hitting an obnoxious, moronic Cub fan.

Oy... Peoria isn't too much better... All 45% Cub fans, 45% Cardinal fans, 10% Sox/other fans. Life is hard.
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Old 09-02-2003, 02:40 PM
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Growing up in Evanston, many of my friends were fans of the Flubs. There were a good number of us Sox fans, though, which was great to see.
I was not always a Sox fan, I must admit. I was brainwashed as a youth into rooting for the dark side, until I went to a certain White Sox game in the fall of 1993. I was 9 years old, and it was Game 6 against the Blue Jays. I was converted.
Sure, they lost, but a full Comiskey, a booming HR from the Big Hurt, and more turned me to side of the right, all the way from Evanston to the South Side.
As for whom you root for, sure, it is ingrained from where you grow up, but it can be so much more. It is who you are, and what feels right to you. It is finding the right fit for you. And I found it.
Sadly I can not go to any more games this year as I going to college in Georgia- where they have the best team in baseball- but Michael Vick's injury and Georgia football is bigger news. Now that's sad.
This thread just made me realize how great of a sports town Chicago truly is. The Bears opening up a new stadium, especially considering they still are in many ways Chicago's team, should be bigger news. But an unprecedented Chicago baseball season is big news.
Sure, I'd rather have my second-favorite Cardinals in the playoffs than the Flubs. But, all I concern myself right now is the White Sox. What the Flubs do is inconsequential- North Side, South Side, or the Suburbs.
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Old 09-02-2003, 02:41 PM
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You can't throw a rock without hitting an obnoxious, moronic Cub fan.
Well, if you need to throw a rock, you might as well hit a scrubs fan in the process.
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Old 09-02-2003, 03:29 PM
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You can't throw a rock without hitting an obnoxious, moronic Cub fan.
I'd like to give it a shot ( Easy Grobstein, I'm only joking)
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Old 09-02-2003, 03:37 PM
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I live in the Northwest corner of Chicago proper - West Rodgers park as it is called by locals. Most of the people are Cubs fans but you do find plenty of Sox fans walking around, myself included of course.

Actually my 7 year old (he was 6 at the time) at summer camp was talking about the Sox and a Cubs fan was giving him a hard time and called him "a disgrace to the northside" because he rooted for the Sox. My son just said "Cubs suck, Go SOX" and walked away A friend of mine said he should have told the kid .."No,,, disgrace to the north side - you are confusing me with the Chicago Cubs."
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Old 09-02-2003, 03:38 PM
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Grew up on Logan Blvd off Milwaukee Ave, Eastwood off Kedzie, and Springfield between Irving Park and Montrose. I am definitely a North Sider, with a big extended family full of Cub fans (or, closer to the point, North Siders who "identify" with the Cubs, but don't go to games, can't name players and etc.).

How did I become a Sox fan? Though the odds would seem overwhelmingly against me, it was easy. I didn't care about pro baseball at all as a young kid. While I regret that now, at least it kept all that Cub crap from having any influence.

The 1977 Sox season sparked my interest in MLB... winning seasons played by players with personality, a boisterous fan base, a fun stadium and the media's attention will do that for you. They've been trying my patience ever since, but I've stayed on.

Right now, I guess I'm a far, far East Side Sox fan. I still live right off the "Ryan"... 898 miles away from U.S. Cellular Field.
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Old 09-02-2003, 03:45 PM
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I live in the Northwest corner of Chicago proper - West Rodgers park as it is called by locals.
West Rogers Park, eh? When not at school I live in Evanston, but just two blocks north of howard at California.
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