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Andrew / August 18, 2004 12:12 PM

Man, the Sox looked so good before the All-Star break. Too many injuries.

And what happened to the Cub's killer pitching rotation?

mike / August 18, 2004 12:26 PM

Cubs 50/50
Sox much less

Since the mighty Sox lost their big hitters it all fell apart (boy oh boy, wait till next year! It's going to be great!)

Benjy / August 18, 2004 12:31 PM

I'm just about to write off the Sox's chances this season. Thought they were looking good after adding Freddy Garcia, but then losing Big Frank and Mags for the season killed them.

The Cubs' chances look pretty good. And the farther they go into the playoffs, the more I'll enjoy watching them choke!

Sean / August 18, 2004 12:32 PM

Sox...not a chance.

Cubs...if they are lucky, they'll fall backwards into the wild card. And only if San Diego and San Francisco fall apart...which is likely.

jennifer / August 18, 2004 12:40 PM

unfortunately, i think chances are pretty slim for both of the teams, though, i think the cubs are a shoo-in for cutest pitcher in MLB, with the honor going to Mark Prior, of course.

Michael / August 18, 2004 1:22 PM

Cubs - Slim to
Sox - None.

Pete / August 18, 2004 1:43 PM

Do you mean in the same season? Decade? Century?

daruma / August 18, 2004 2:31 PM

Come on people! KEEP HOPE ALIVE! They both still have great chances. It's only August for goodness sakes, and we're still in it! Don't hit the panic button. Let's go White Sox!!!!! Let's go Cubbies!!!!!

Louis / August 18, 2004 2:57 PM

F the White Sox. Go Cubbies. Cubbies have a 70% chance of winning the wild card. The Sox should move to Florida.

barrett / August 18, 2004 3:57 PM

I think the odds are pretty darn good. At least 50/50 for each.

Oh, you mean THIS year? Forget it. Where have you gone Joe Borowski? Come back!

Ron / August 18, 2004 4:27 PM

Poor widdle Cubbies fans. It's so cute to see the hope in their eyes fade to black every year. It's like watching the special olympics. They can always say "Ah well, there's always next year". Well, that is, unless we sell the condo. Oh damn, the Afghan crapped in the foyer.

Teddy / August 18, 2004 4:48 PM

Cubs and Sox in the same season? Good one!

Cubs- 60-40, 70-30 if the pitching comes together

Sox- 40-60, but I don't care that much

Alex / August 18, 2004 4:52 PM

I agree with the majority of the posts.

Cubs - Maybe...

Sox - Don't think so.

Beerzie Yoink / August 18, 2004 6:18 PM

I'm sorry. I've been out of town. Has hell frozen over?

Steve / August 18, 2004 6:27 PM

What Ron said. I try to stay neutral toward the Cubs, but then you read junk like what Louis posted and you're reminded that for all of their "fun in the sun" reputation, Cub fans can express some really jerky thoughts, especially when it comes to the White Sox. Eye on the ball: your rivals are the Cardinals, not the Sox.

My favorite irony these days is that the Cubs -- those great throwbacks, with their landmark of a park and day baseball, and all those Iowans busing in game after game -- are all excited about their chances of winning the lamest title ever, an MLB wild card. Woo hoo, we're almost #2!

Michael / August 18, 2004 6:53 PM

Lamest title ever? You kiddin' me? Since the wild card was instituted in 1995, no less than three wild card teams have gone to the World Series, and two have won it all. So yeah...we're a little excited. Sorry. But hey...you and the other six White Sox fans can still root for a .500 season.

C. Diamond / August 18, 2004 6:57 PM

Don't bet on the Sox this year. And even if the Cubs can squeeze into the playoffs, count on their fans to fuck it up again. Yeah, I said it.

cd

Steve / August 18, 2004 7:58 PM

You and the other six White Sox fans can still root for a .500 season.

Ew, snap! The Cubs are more popular than the Sox? You don't say! How this makes them the better team, of course, is still a mystery, but Cub fans do like to throw that bit into the discussion every chance they get.

Applying this logic, Titanic is a true cinematic marvel, and Avril Lavigne is our greatest living songwriter.

What next, Cub fans -- bragging about how much you pay brokers for tickets?

Michael / August 18, 2004 9:16 PM

Actually, it's Wood, Prior, Maddux, Zambrano, Ramirez, Alou, Nomar, Lee and Sosa that make them the better team...to name a few.

Andrew / August 19, 2004 12:17 AM

Lotta good *those* guys have done this year.

Granted, the Sox wilted shockingly quickly once Ordonez and Thomas were injured, but that mythical pitching lineup has garnered the Cubs no better a season than they usually have.

Jonathan / August 19, 2004 8:21 AM

Getting Nomar was certainly great for the Cubs. The man's still a machine, even if a couple of his parts are wearing down.

It pains me to say this, but I think the Cubs will probably make the playoffs but the Sox won't. For the past few years I've thought the Sox were the much more interesting, and fun, team to watch. But with the injuries and the mean, obese ghost of Carl Everett in CF, I don't think that's the case this year.

I do think, however, that if the Cubs make it, it will be despite Dusty. If the Sox make it, it will be because of Ozzie. I was down on Ozzie in the beginning, but I think he's proved himself a smart in-game manager.

miss ellen / August 19, 2004 9:15 AM

Go Ozzie! Back in the dugout tonight & it ain't over yet, kids....plus, we got Shingo!

Lisa / August 19, 2004 9:25 AM

I hope all baseball teams simultaneously vanish from the earth as soon as possible so the new Simpsons season isn't pushed back to November again.

steven / August 24, 2004 11:15 AM

cubs: better chance than the sox
sox: no chance in hell

vit / August 25, 2004 9:23 AM

I predict the fates will turn and somehow they'll face off in the world series, and then the fires of hell will consume the earth the following day.

dan jung / September 14, 2004 3:16 PM

cubs hands downjust have a better team the sox. thats why people actually go to cubs games instead of sox games, where you can hear the cricket chirping in the backround...

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