Cubs vs. Sox This Week: Who Do You Love? Who Will Win Out?

Vote in this week's Patch poll: Will the Cubs or Sox make the postseason?

As the White Sox and the Cubs take to the field this week in pursuit of bragging rights in the Crosstown Classic, here are five things to know about the series that gets Chicago baseball fans talking.

  1. Retiring Sox veteran Paul Konerko makes his final visit to Wrigley Field
  2. Cubs ace Jeff Samardzija has yet to win a game
  3. The Sox lead the series 49-45 (as of Monday morning)
  4. Neither team has made the playoffs the last five seasons
  5. The Cubs swept the 2013 Crosstown Classic

The Cubs and Sox will play two games at Wrigley (Monday and Tuesday) and two more games at U.S. Cellular Field (Wednesday and Thursday).

As of Monday morning, the Cubs are 11-18 and the Sox are 15-17.

» Read a Cubs-Sox preview at ESPN Chicago
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Which team has a better shot at the playoffs this year?

Vicky Polito May 05, 2014 at 02:19 PM
It would, of course, be a real treat to see the Cubs do well, but I think it would be great to see the Sox do it, again. That was a fun year. And, really, winning it all is great, but I'd just be happy with both teams having solid, good full seasons even if they don't even get to the post-season! (That's how a Chicagoland baseball fan learns to lower expectations over the decades!)
george lemieux May 05, 2014 at 11:04 PM
Gee nothing about Blackhawks? America will talk about this team we are lucky to be alive to see them "live...for 100 years they will talk and what do I see? Cubs and Sox? The overpaid primadonas that can't play in rain because their skirts get wet? these are athletes? Anything to ignore the Blackhakws....no wonder baseball fans are so miserable...they can't notice greatness when is within 5 miles of them hahahahha. I still can't get over the fact the Hawks were mopping the ice with "the enemy" in playoffs and WGN was broadcasting cubs games...I understand ESPN, they are with the illiterate morons from the NBA but even the Patch is massaging the wood leg of baseball in times where baseball in Chicago is as exciting than a funeral :) Baseball is for inmates and nursing homes residents, people that don't go anywhere for a while or forever...and for jealous people that can't handle success. 2 million came out last Stanley Cup parade...and none were given free tickets like they do in baseball so here's my wish for the Cubs-Sox game: may it last 500 innings, hell may it last until June so you baseball lovers could really miss the greatest thing in your lifetimes: Chicago Blackhawks. Well, Cubs not winning anything since George Washington was running for political office...yeah, that's amazing too. Hawks win even when they play half-drunk, Cubs and Sox can't win even when they play each other hahahahha. Really, why can't they move both pathetic teams to Iowa somewhere :)
Vicky Polito May 05, 2014 at 11:07 PM
I appreciate the accomplishments of the Blackhawks as well, but they are getting plenty of coverage these days, too, so calm down. This was just one little extra story because of this odd thing called the "cross town classic/cup". They're ALL just games, sports and they each have big followings. Yeesh.
D L May 06, 2014 at 07:46 AM
One for the Good Guy's !!
Ryan May 06, 2014 at 10:43 AM
Baseball season does not truly begin until hockey season is over.


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