As a self-admitted baseball fan, I must confess to being a die-hard Cub fan. Along the way I’ve cheered on the Padres and Giants, and went to a few Oakland A’s games as well. But I’ve never been a big fan of the Chicago White Sox. For people from in and around Chicago, it’s rare that someone cheers for both teams. This is in spite of the fact that they are in different leagues. You just don’t do it.
Most of my lack of affection for the White Sox has to do with my lack of affection for the American League. In my mind, real baseball is when the pitcher bats. That’s just the way I am.
So … for that reason, I’ve never really followed the White Sox. But here’s where the Illinois in me comes out. The White Sox are in the ALCS and I’m cheering them on. Well, not enough to actually watch any of the games, but I’d still like to see some team from Chicago make it to the World Series. And if my Cubbies can’t get the job done, that only leaves the Sox.