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Saturday, October 22, 2005

More on White Sox

Posted by on October 22 at 13:09 PM

Okay, okay: I know not many people from Seattle really give a shit about the White Sox or the Cubs, but there are lots of former Chicagoans in this town, and we have lots of web readers in Chicago, so these Sox items aren’t entirely useless. A Chicago team getting to the World Series is a very big deal—so big a deal, in fact, that I can’t help but comment.

So I just got this note from a reader about my previous post:

Hi Dan, Well, I’m very happy that you’re cheering to the ChiSox, albeit for odd reasons. I need to have my friend Leonard tell you about the time he was hanging out at the Chicago diner and heard all these Cubs fans fawning all over Ronnie Woo-Woo while he was in there, then calling him a nigger after he left. You are right: there’s plenty of racist bullshit on the South Side. But have you been to a Cubs game lately? My friend Meghan (who is African American) says, “As much as South Side white people scare me, drunken frat Cubs fan frat boys scare me more.)

But passions are running high this weekend. If you want to see my pov, check it out here.

Enjoy your weekend! I was hoping to see maybe they’d stuck in a “Sox” above the “pride” signs on Halsted, but not yet….

Take care,

Claire Zulkey

Hey, those drunken frat boys at Wrigley scare me too—especially when the pour out of the ballpark after nights game and wander up Halstead, gay Chicago’s main drag. But you’re right, Claire, and your point is well taken: some Cubs fans are racist asswipes too. Still, I’d say they’re fewer racist assholes at a game at Wrigley than at that… that… monstrosity the Sox call home. Plus the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus sang the national anthem at a Cub’s game this year—when’s that going to happen at a Sox game?

While I’m interested enough in the game to post about it, and while I’m rooting for the Sox, I’m not actually watching the game—I mean, please. There’s a limit. But I’m in a bar at my hotel in DC and I just overheard a couple of Texans complain about the game. Apparently the Sox are winning…

P.S. Ronny Woo-Woo is a famous Cubs fan. He attends games and goes… “Woo-woo.”