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10 Reasons the Crosstown Cup Might Be Losing Its Spark

The White Sox may have won the Crosstown Cup, but the series itself has lost its spark. Now don't get me wrong. Watching Paulywood slam a 3-run double had me jumping around like we won the World Series, but if you've listened to Ken "Hawk" Harrelson the past three nights or have actually gone to a Crosstown Cup game yourself, you know that the big: “It just ain’t what it used to be.” The White Sox have alre ...

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Cubs Demolish White Sox, Phegley Shines

Cubs fans went to sleep happy last night knowing that the Cubs have pulled off the series sweep of the White Sox since 1998, and their second such sweep all-time. Although the all-time record is in favor of the White Sox 49-45, things aren't looking to bright for the South Siders in the coming years as Paul Konerko is trending downwards and all pieces of value, with the exception of Chris Sale may be on the ...

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#CrosstownClassic takes to Twitter

In anticipation of this week’s Crosstown Classic games, the Cubs and Sox took the smack talk to Twitter—       I love that both teams can have fun with the match up, because when you think about it, these games don’t really mean anything for either team’s overall season—its solo purpose is bragging rights (and higher ticket sales). As social media has become more apart of the modern baseball exper ...

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Crosstown Classic: It’s not simply a series in this city

Chicago is one of the few beautiful cities in the nation that is blessed to house two historic franchises. Reasons for being historic differ astronomically, but that makes the statement none-the-less still true. What’s also true is that many people in and around the Chicago area will say that the next four days are their favorite part of the baseball calendar. Even if you’re not a diehard, once you’re a fan ...

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Top 10 Crosstown Classic Moments

10. Fans Unite for Blackhawks After the Chicago Blackhawks championship run in 2010 they visited Wrigley Field during the Crosstown Classic. It was nice to see players and coaches on both sides celebrate the championship for Chicago and even managers Ozzie Guillen and Lou Pinella got to converse with coach Joel Quenneville before the game. Baseball divides this city, but teams like the Bulls, Blackhawks, an ...

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Sox vs. Cubs Recap

The Sox were able to win 2/3 against crosstown rivals Cubs, dropping the first game 6-3 and winning the final 2 with scores of 2-3 and 3-4. The deepest a starter went in the series was 5.1 innings. Gavin and Peavy went deep into counts and Buehrle exited early due to a 1 hour and 44 minute rain delay in the middle game. Gavin took the loss in the opener after having one of “those” innings; Buehrle was pitch ...

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Sox vs. Cubs

The battle for the ultra stupid “Cross Town Cup” begins at The Cell on Monday. The Sox will look to continue their recent success, as they have won 7 of the last 10 meetings. The All-time series stands at 41 wins for the Sox and 37 for the Cubs. Pitchers Gavin Floyd, Mark Buehrle and Edwin Jackson will go for the Sox. Buehrle is the career leader in interleague wins. The Cubs will counter with Carlos Zambra ...

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Tyler Colvin’s Playing Time Headlines Crosstown Cup

I've been talking about Tyler Colvin for well over a month, that he should be playing everyday... I haven't seen one guy that gets better on the bench. Not one. ~ Steve Stone White Sox Television Analyst and former Cy Young Award Winner The Crosstown Cup was put in place to add some luster to the annual Cubs/White Sox series however, what it has done is show the city's spurn for BP, who sponsors the cup, an ...

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Cubs-Sox to battle for ‘Cup’

It's the Crosstown Classic no more, on Monday the two teams announced that team with the most wins in their six games this season will get a three-foot tall cup. The "BP Crosstown Cup" is in production now, and will be ready for the first series between the two teams in June. This just adds more bragging rights for the two teams and their fans, who which some take very seriously. It's similar to what a lot ...

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