At East, Cubs win in long lasting rivalry with Sox


Fabian Carino and Alexander Espino

In a survey of 10 Morton East students, 70% said they were Cubs fans.

Baseball is more than just a sport in Chicago—it’s a way of life. And for many fans, that means picking a side in the city’s long-standing baseball rivalry: Cubs versus White Sox.

The Cubs versus Sox rivalry is a historic and passionate rivalry between the two Major League Baseball (MLB) teams based in Chicago, Illinois: the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox. The rivalry dates back to 1906, and over the years, it has become one of the most intense and competitive in all of sports. Both teams have a loyal fan base, and games between the Cubs and Sox often draw large crowds and generate a lot of excitement in the city. The rivalry adds an extra layer of excitement to the already thrilling world of baseball, making it a must-see event for sports fans in Chicago and beyond. “I don’t know about who made the biggest impact, but someone who created more tension in that rivalry was AJ Pierzynski,” says Morton East senior Andres Rico.

While some may have knowledge about the rivalry, others think there are more important rivalries.

“I think it’s not the biggest rivalry, and the biggest one is Yankees vs. Red Sox,” says Samuel Ramirez, who is a part of Morton’s varsity baseball team.

Those who do pay attention to the rivalry, they certainly have their opinions.

“I prefer the Cubs over the White Sox because they have failed to achieve the same level of success that the Cubs have,” says Morton East senior Edgar Velasquez.

Overall, it seems as though the Cubs have majority support.

“I searched this argument before, and it turns out that the Cubs have a bigger fanbase than the Sox,” says Christian Rivera, a senior at Morton East.

Without surprise, the support for the Cubs continues.

“White Sox suck; I just think the Cubs are cooler,” says Morton East Senior Gabriela Allon.