It's rivalry week bitches!!
Call it whatever you want: The Crosstown Classic, The Windy City Showdown, Red Line Rivalry, City Series, Expressway Series, or Crosstown Showdown - this is the best part of baseball season (especially for the Cubs fans, who really don't get to enjoy the postseason).
The all time crosstown series is tied at 33-33 and the Sox are currently enjoying a 3 game win streak dating back to last season.
This season, the Sox are 30-34 (.469) and the Cubs 30-30 (.500)
These games are emotionally draining and can have a powerful effect on the rest of both teams respective seasons. The series has a playoff-like atmosphere and the pressure is intense. Both teams hate each other, both fan bases hate each other and bragging rights will last until next year.
There is a useless poll on ESPN comparing both teams at each position (http://espn.go.com/chicago/story?id=4257124). As of right now, the Sox are dominating almost every position (as they should be). A few surprises - Konerko over Lee? Lilly over Floyd? - but nothing too crazy.
I'll always remember vending at those games... I'd make around $5.00 because I'd spend the whole time watching (instead of selling). Totally worth it. I'll also remember the vicious anti-Sosa strikeout/steroid/baby dick heckling at Comisky. Real nuggets of wisdom.
Outside of the Barrett/Pierzynski fiasco, does anyone have any great memories?