Chicago White Sox: Actually rooting for the Chicago Cubs this weekend?

Vincent Parise
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 22: Luis Robert #88 of the Chicago White Sox bats against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on August 22, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 22: Luis Robert #88 of the Chicago White Sox bats against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on August 22, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox could use a little bit of help from the Chicago Cubs this weekend.

Most of the time, it is wildly unacceptable to root for the Chicago Cubs if you are a fan of the Chicago White Sox. They are seen as the “big brother” team in the city of Chicago and that is the most annoying thing of all time. There is nothing “big brother” about them in terms of actual baseball over the course of both teams’ history so it just makes no sense. With all of that said, this might be the one weekend we are forced to root for them.

2020 has been a strange year for a lot of people so adding White Sox fans cheering for the Cubs to the list. You don’t even necessarily have to say you are rooting for the Cubs to win as much as you’re saying that you are rooting for the Minnesota Twins to lose. The White Sox are trying to win a division over Minnesota and there isn’t much time left on the schedule so every day counts. If the Cubs are able to take two or three games of this series while the White Sox take care of business against the Cincinnati Reds, that would be good for the Sox in the division race.

After clinching a playoff spot, the White Sox now have their eyes set on a division title. They have a three-game lead over the Twins after winning a four-game series 3-1 over them. The Reds are certainly going to be a challenge but the Twins losing would go a long way as well. The Cubs have already helped the White Sox rebuild out by giving them Dylan Cease and Eloy Jimenez so another favor won’t hurt.

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As much as the Cubs winning would help the Sox, it is hard to actively root for them. Especially since the White Sox are not done with them yet. They still have a three-game series against the Cubs in the good park on the south side to close out the season later this month. Hopefully, they are able to be hot enough to defeat the Twins but not hot enough to carry any momentum into the following week.

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