ccwaterback hit it on the head. I love Wrigley, been going there before it became a T&A show. I’ve gone to games to have some stripey fake-bake blonde in a Bebe tube top and stilettos ask me where right field is. WHY EVEN GO, TRIXIE?! You’re gonna leave in the middle of the fifth to meet your dipsy doodle friends at John Barleycorn’s anyway.
Ahem. To answer the OP, there are plenty of Sox fans who would root against the Cubs, though they’ll justify it by saying they prefer the AL anyway. That’s because they hate that the Cubs continue to draw crowds year after sucky year, and for the last ten years that’s mostly due to tourists, suburbanites, and fucking yuppie scum who come to see the glory that is Wrigley Field. And let’s face it – that’s because Wrigley is a far superior ballpark. Period. No contest. Comiskey is fine (old Comiskey was better) but it lacks character that even a long history won’t be able to give it. You ask me, the Sox blew it on Comiskey. AND, they don’t support their goddamned team. Comiskey’s ALWAYS half-empty except for games against the Yankees and of course, the Cubs. For this reason, I don’t buy the “Cubs don’t have real fans” bullshit because Cubs fans buy up at least half of the 60,000 it takes to sell out Comiskey.
What’s more, in my city of neighborhoods, there really is a palpable enmity between the north and south sides. I grew up on the north side, and dated a south sider for a long time – before we met, I rarely if ever made it south of Congress for anything besides an MSI trip. The south side’s gotten an reputation for being unsafe that’s undeserved now (Jim Croce may have been right at the time, but that was many years ago). When people visit Chicago, they usually spend the most time downtown and on the north side, because that’s where most of the touristy stuff is. I think that’s sad, because there really are some fantastic south side areas but they’re falling into disrepair from lack of attention.