One of the great Chicago sports fantasies, a Crosstown World Series, has actually already happened. A look back at the 1906 Series might give us a hint of what we could expect if it ever happens again.
The North Siders. The Lovable Losers. The Boys in Blue. However you refer to them and whatever your personal thoughts on the team may be, you cannot talk Chicago without mentioning the Cubs.
It’s an insult directed at the legions of fair-weather fans who only go to the “Friendly Confines” to get drunk and sunburnt and who don’t know Ryne Sandberg from Ronny Woo-Woo.
From the signature red sign at Clark and Addison to the manually operated scoreboard, the Friendly Confines house some of the most recognizable sights in all of baseball.
Two of Chicago’s most-loved sports figures are North Side/South Side rivals, Lou Piniella and Ozzie Guillen. But whether you’re a Cubs or Sox fan, you’ve gotta appreciate these crazy characters.